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

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When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Lake Forest. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm.

Here are some of the common fables about what will help you keep cozy 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 gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the warm 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—essentially locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum 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, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 949-204-0859 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!

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