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

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When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Marietta. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Boyles Mechanical LLC is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the common myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the hot water and the water commences 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 back—basically locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Boyles Mechanical LLC in Marietta. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 866-326-9537 to keep cozy this season!

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