Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Thousand Oaks. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Air Max HVAC Inc is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the usual fables 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 toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will work against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the warm water and the water commences 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically locking in 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 outflows from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Max HVAC Inc in Thousand Oaks. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 805-217-8662 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!