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 comfortable in Humble. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Air Houston Mechanical LLC is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you keep cozy 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 consume a hot beverage, your body will operate against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the hot 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially locking in your body heat 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 uncovered skin on your head in comparison 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Humble. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 832-777-1521 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!