Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Colorado Springs. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Mitchell Heating is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Here are some of the collective fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm 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 chillier because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, 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 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 back—essentially locking in 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 emits 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 719-596-6677 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!