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 comfortable in York. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Strine's Heating & A/C Inc is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the collective myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot 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 tends to 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. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice water and the water starts 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 back—fundamentally blocking your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 warm is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Strine's Heating & A/C Inc in York. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 717-755-4127 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!