Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in San Angelo. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Air-Dynamics Inc is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable 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 grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 in fact make you cooler because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically blocking your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover 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 warm is faithfully setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air-Dynamics Inc in San Angelo. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 325-655-2515 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!