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 cozy in Dallas. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Tri County Air Care LLC is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Check out some of the usual myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start 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. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the warm 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 exchange—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that emits from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!