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 Pinellas County. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the usual myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact 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 hot 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 tends to 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. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the warm 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 back—basically trapping your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 727-398-5515 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!