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 warm in Shelby Township . Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Mr. Air Repair is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact 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 gulp a heated 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 can warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can decrease 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 nice water and the water commences 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—basically 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 escapes from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Mr. Air Repair in Shelby Township . Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 586-262-4258 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!