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 Naples. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Speedy Air Conditioning is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. 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 gulp a warm beverage, your body will function 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. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially blocking 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 proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 239-596-2645 to keep comfortable this time of year!

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