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 comfortable in Front Royal. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Daves Diversified Services is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the usual legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are actually 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 drink a hot beverage, your body will function against you and turn on 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 chillier because it can decrease your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of the nice water and the water commences 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 back—essentially locking in your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Daves Diversified Services in Front Royal. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 540-369-3971 to keep comfortable this winter!

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