Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Carpentersville. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. 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 gulp a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and switch 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 cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop 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 in return—fundamentally trapping your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent 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 avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 224-699-9229 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!