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 Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the common myths 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 clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will function 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 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 nice water and the water commences 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum 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, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 816-286-7258 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!