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 warm in Columbia. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Alltemp Comfort Services LLC is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the usual myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to hold 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can decrease 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 get out of the warm 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 in return—essentially blocking your body comfort 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 exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 803-318-6995 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!