Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Paso Robles. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Paso Robles Heating and Air is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the collective myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the nice water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cool air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally blocking your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 805-238-7553 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!