Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Plainfield. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, PWA Heating & Cooling Inc is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Here are some of the common legends 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 cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a hot beverage, your body will operate against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the hot water and the water starts 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially 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 outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 815-768-6656 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!