Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Fort Worth. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Breeze Air and Heat is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up 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 toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp 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 will warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of the hot water and the water begins 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—fundamentally locking in your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Breeze Air and Heat in Fort Worth. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 817-864-1021 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!