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

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When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Waxahachie. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, C&C Refrigeration Inc. is always here to check on 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 toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 chillier because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s real 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 warmth 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 exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with C&C Refrigeration Inc. in Waxahachie. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 972-938-0033 to keep cozy this winter!

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