Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Midlothian. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Check out some of the collective myths about what will help you keep cozy 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 cozy to hold that warm mug, but once you consume 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 actually make you colder because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the hot water and the water begins 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically trapping 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 compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 804-372-0313 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!