Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Stuart. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Nisair Air Conditioning is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Check out some of the common legends 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 toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water and the water commences 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically trapping your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 772-318-4252 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!