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 comfortable in Excelsior Springs. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Colvin's Inc is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy. Here are some of the collective myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will work 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 really make you cooler 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 more cold when you leave the warm 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally 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 equivalent 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 toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 816-630-2702 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!