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 Richardson. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Hammack Service Company is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Check out some of the usual fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. 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 hot 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can decrease 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 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 in return—fundamentally blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with 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 toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Hammack Service Company in Richardson. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 972-669-9192 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!