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

Heating

When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Orange County. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Mighty Ducts is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a hot beverage, your body will function against you and switch on 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 decrease 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 starts to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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 blocking your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade 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 comfy is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Mighty Ducts in Orange County. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 714-464-3376 to keep comfortable this time of year!

Back To Blog