Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Opelika. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact 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 colder when you leave the nice 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—essentially blocking your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 334-524-2458 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!