Staying warm in colder weather

Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder

When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Englewood. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, TemperaturePro® is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm.

Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will operate against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can really make you colder because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with TemperaturePro® in Englewood. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 720-446-5100 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!