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 cozy in Lexington. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, James Heating & A/C, Inc is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will function against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the hot water and the water commences 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 return—fundamentally blocking your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits 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 dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 336-853-6070 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!