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 comfortable in Northwest Arkansas. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. 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 consume a hot beverage, your body will work against you and start 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 colder 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 chillier when you leave 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—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 uncovered 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC in Northwest Arkansas. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 479-372-4304 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!