Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Chicago. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will work 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 actually make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially locking in 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 equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 773-704-0640 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!