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 cozy in Port Saint Lucie. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Custom Air Systems Inc is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Here are some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will function 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 colder 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 more cold when you get out of the warm 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically trapping 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 equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Custom Air Systems Inc in Port Saint Lucie. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 772-335-3232 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!