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 warm in Homer Glen. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Pinnacle HVAC LLC is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Check out some of the common myths 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 hold that warm mug, but once you drink a hot 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 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 chillier when you hop out of the hot water and the water begins 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 return—basically trapping your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Pinnacle HVAC LLC in Homer Glen. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 708-301-0170 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!