Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Boynton Beach. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, A2Z Air Inc is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the usual legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier 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 more cold when you get out of the hot water and the water begins 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally trapping 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 outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter 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 comfortable is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with A2Z Air Inc in Boynton Beach. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 954-562-0009 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!