Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in McMurray. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Kowalski Heating & Cooling is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. 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 gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and start 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 colder because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice 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 in return—basically blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is comparable 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 avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Kowalski Heating & Cooling in McMurray. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 724-745-7404 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!