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 Winchester. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Thornberry Bros Inc is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. 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 consume a heated beverage, your body will function against you and turn 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 chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the nice 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 back—fundamentally trapping your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover 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 comfortable is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 859-745-1564 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!