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 East Peoria. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Check out some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable 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 hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially trapping your body warmth 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 proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 comfortable is dependably arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in East Peoria. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 309-437-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!