Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Muskogee

Cooler weather is almost here in Muskogee, and with it always comes cooler temperatures that may leave us wondering how to stay warm. Air conditioner service and an extra layer are normally dependable ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a host of other tips floating around out there that you could be utilizing that are simply making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you belive that you’re warm, your brain will sense that it needs to start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few drinks, it’s simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually decrease your core temperature, making you colder. A well-functioning air conditioner, thanks to having annual air conditioner service performed, is a better bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: similar to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is simply a fleeting feeling that goes away when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why it’s so hard to open the shower curtain.
  • Wearing only a hat will handle your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost by your head, it’s important to remember that any part of uncovered skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat more quickly.

So now that you know about a handful of misunderstandings surrounding staying comfortable with cooler weather, it’s not hard to see the importance of something as easy as air conditioner service. Of course there are other things you can do to stay comfy this season besides air conditioner service, but there may not be a lot that have such a great impression on your daily comfort. Give Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238 or set up an appointment online to hear more about what air conditioner service can do for you in Muskogee.

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