Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Show Low. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are actually 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 consume a heated beverage, your body will function 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 actually make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the hot water and the water begins 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—essentially blocking 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 comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head compared 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 toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 928-537-1803 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!