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 cozy in Ballwin. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm 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 really make you colder 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 more cold when you hop out of the hot water and the water commences 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 return—essentially blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 636-206-4250 or set up an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!