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

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When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Manassas. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Twin Air LLC is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really 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 drink 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 actually make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave 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 in return—basically blocking your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Twin Air LLC in Manassas. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 703-754-1062 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!

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