Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Bossier City. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier 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 colder when you leave the nice water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 exchange—basically trapping your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 800-COOLING or schedule an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!