Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Groves. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Air Solutions, Inc is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy. Here are some of the common fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a hot beverage, your body will function 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 actually make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the warm water and the water begins 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 locking in your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade 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 dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Solutions, Inc in Groves. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 409-962-2476 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!