Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Odessa. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Check out some of the usual legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are really 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 gulp a heated beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the hot water and the water starts 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 back—fundamentally blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 432-333-2208 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!