Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Hendersonville. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Superior Comfort Systems is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Take a look at some of the usual legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. 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 heated 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 will warm up your skin, it can really 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 chillier when you leave the hot water and the water starts 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 exchange—fundamentally 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 escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 828-775-5176 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!