Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try little tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in Odessa. Sadly, a number of those remedies are truly making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning do regular furnace maintenance! Read up on some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures plumet. These routines are actually making you colder!Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will be lost.Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes. A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you move out of the warm water. When you’re in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, after you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!