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 Buellton. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will work against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can decrease 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 hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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—basically locking in your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head compared 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 805-688-4018 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!