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

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When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Lexington. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Kelley Mechanical is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm.

Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. 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 heated 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 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 more cold when you hop out of the hot 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically blocking your body comfort under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Kelley Mechanical in Lexington. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 859-209-3003 to keep cozy this season!

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