Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Augusta. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm.

Check out some of the usual myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact 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 warm beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally trapping your body heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!