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 cozy in Lake Charles. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 actually make you cooler because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the nice water and the water commences 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 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 comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Lake Charles. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 337-335-0992 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!