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 Florissant. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, B & B Heating & Cooling is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to hold that warm mug, but once you consume 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 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 more cold when you hop out of the hot water and the water commences 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 in return—fundamentally blocking your body warmth 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 uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 comfortable is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 314-838-9800 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!