Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Plover. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Point Heating & Cooling is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a hot beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to 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. In fact, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the nice 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—basically blocking your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity 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, cover 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 comfortable is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Point Heating & Cooling in Plover. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 715-345-1979 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!