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 Pacheco. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Clean Air HVAC is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the usual legends about what will help you keep cozy 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 clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the warm water and the water commences 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally 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 outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 925-689-7017 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!