Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Redford. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Airtronic Heating & Cooling is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. 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 warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a hot 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 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. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally 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 emits from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Airtronic Heating & Cooling in Redford. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 313-537-8111 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!