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 warm in Oxford. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Here are some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact 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 work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can 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 colder when you leave 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 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 heat under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 662-281-1231 to keep warm this winter!

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