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 San Dimas. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Energy Upgrades, Inc. is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Check out some of the common legends 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 clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will function against you and turn 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 in fact make you chillier 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 colder when you get out of the nice water and the water starts 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically locking in your body heat 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 equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Energy Upgrades, Inc. in San Dimas. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 626-478-2922 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!