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 Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Langford Cooling is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. 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 consume 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 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 hot 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally trapping your body warmth 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 equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Langford Cooling in Tampa Bay. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 813-898-9553 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!