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

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When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Kennesaw and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Total Comfort Solutions is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Here are some of the common legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a heated 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 really make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get 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 in exchange—essentially locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent 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 evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Total Comfort Solutions in Kennesaw and surrounding areas. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 404-987-5502 to keep cozy this winter!

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