Staying warm in colder weather

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

When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Williamsport. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Lycoming Heating Company is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.

Here are some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold 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 will warm up your skin, it can in fact 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 chillier when you get out of the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty 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 back—fundamentally blocking your body heat 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 comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 570-326-4450 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!