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

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Auburn. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Forster Heating is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. 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 hot beverage, your body will work 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 cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get 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 return—basically blocking 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 comparable to the area of uncovered 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Forster Heating in Auburn. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 530-885-8081 to keep warm this season!

     


      When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Auburn. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Forster Heating is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy. Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. 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 hot beverage, your body will work 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 cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get 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 return—basically blocking 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 comparable to the area of uncovered 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Forster Heating in Auburn. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 530-885-8081 to keep warm this season!  ">