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 comfortable in Dallas. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the common myths about what will help you stay comfortable 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 clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a warm 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 actually make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the warm water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty 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—basically blocking your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 warm is dependably arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas in Dallas. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 214-261-0034 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!