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

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When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Innovative Mechanical, LLC is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.

Check out some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a heated beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier 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 hop out of the nice 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally locking in your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 770-726-7407 to keep cozy this season!

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