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 Belton. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Bell Air Conditioning Inc. is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a hot beverage, your body will operate 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 decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the nice water and the water begins 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 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 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 equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter 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 toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 254-939-1141 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!