Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Chatsworth. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, True Temp Heating & Air Inc is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Here are some of the usual legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact 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 drink a heated 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 actually make you chillier 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 begins 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically 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 outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 706-695-7492 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!