Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Locust. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Dynamic Comfort Solutions is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the usual legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. 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 drink a heated beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to 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 commences to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 back—basically trapping 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 escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 704-485-5506 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!