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 cozy in Grove City. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Air Quality Solutions is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are really 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 heated beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can reduce 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 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically locking in your body heat 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 comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Quality Solutions in Grove City. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 614-871-4144 or set up an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!