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 Mount Pleasant. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Olde Towne Heating & Air is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the usual legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a hot beverage, your body will function 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 actually make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically blocking your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 843-856-1433 or set up an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!