Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Aurora. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Service Plus Mechanical is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Here are some of the collective legends 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 toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can actually 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 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially blocking your body heat 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 comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared with 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 630-809-6319 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!