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 warm in Huntsville. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. 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 consume a hot 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 really make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cool air. You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially locking in your body warmth 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 uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid 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 comfortable is faithfully arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 256-801-4701 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!