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

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When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Laguna Hills. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, White Mechanical, Inc. is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually 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 drink 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the frosty 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 blocking your body warmth 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 comparison with 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 949-284-6382 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!

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