Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Ridgedale and the Branson area. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Branson HVAC, LLC is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Here are some of the collective fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 in fact make you colder because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the nice water and the water starts 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 back—basically blocking 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 emits from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter 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 warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 417-544-4430 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!