Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Upland. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact 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 heated beverage, your body will operate against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—basically blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 909-982-5698 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!