Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Auburn. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Forster Heating is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Take a look at some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will function 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 actually make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the warm water and the water begins 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 in exchange—fundamentally locking in your body comfort 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 comparable to the area of exposed 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Forster Heating in Auburn. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 530-206-0330 or set up an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!