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

November 10, 2017

 

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

Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated 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 will warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically locking in 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 escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Aggressive Mechanical in Neptune City. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 732-806-5536 to keep cozy this time of year!