Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Phoenix. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the usual legends about what will help you keep cozy 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 drink a hot 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 can warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the nice water and the water commences 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 back—fundamentally trapping your body comfort 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 comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 602-997-5701 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!