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 warm in Dresden. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, McFadden Heating & Cooling is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the collective myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will function 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 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 colder when you leave the warm water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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—basically locking in your body warmth 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 bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter 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 arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 1-866-781-0111 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!