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 cozy in Selbyville. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the common legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact 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 gulp 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 in fact make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the hot water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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—fundamentally locking in your body comfort 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 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing in Selbyville. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 302-436-2922 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!