Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Raceland. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact 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 consume 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 actually make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the hot water and the water starts 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—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 proportionate 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 985-537-6795 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!