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 warm in Hamilton. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler 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 more cold when you get out of the hot water and the water begins 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits 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 incorrectly 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 513-275-3601 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!