Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Rock Hill. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, US Air Heating and Cooling is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy 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 consume a warm 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 will warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of the warm water and the water commences 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 real 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 warmth 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 proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 803-980-4328 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!