Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Reeds Spring. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will function 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 in fact make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the hot 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 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 comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!