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 Litchfield Park. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Cooler Tymes LLC is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Here are some of the usual 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 cozy to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp 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 can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier 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 back—basically blocking your body comfort 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 proportionate to the area of exposed 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 623-206-6770 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!