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 Wharton. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Faust Air Conditioning and Heating is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Check out some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are really 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 work against you and switch 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 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially trapping 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 escapes from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 979-532-2511 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!