Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Bossier City. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact 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 consume a warm beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can really make you colder because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the nice 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—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 equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade 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 comfy is dependably setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc in Bossier City. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 318-747-4965 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!