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 comfortable in Carson City. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Anderson Heating & A/C is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the collective myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are actually 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 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 really make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the warm water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 back—essentially trapping your body heat 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 equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 comfortable is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 775-882-8154 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!