Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Wyandotte. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the usual fables 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 toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water and the water begins 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 in return—essentially trapping 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 comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 734-284-1224 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!