Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Bountiful. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Craig's Heating & Cooling is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Check out some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 in fact make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the hot water and the water begins 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 back—basically locking in 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 outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 loyally arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Craig's Heating & Cooling in Bountiful. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 801-295-3357 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!