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 comfortable in Rocky Mount. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Davis Heating & Air Conditioning is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the usual legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm 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 more cold when you hop out of the warm water and the water starts 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially blocking 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 emits from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid 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 warm is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 540-483-5605 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!