Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Crestview. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Gordon Air Conditioning is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are really 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 warm 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 will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can reduce 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 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially 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 outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 850-682-5509 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!