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 Brandon. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Here are 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 warm to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to 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. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially locking in your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. in Brandon. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 204-728-0180 to keep comfortable this time of year!

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