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 warm in Hauppauge. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Cool Power LLC is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Here are some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp 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 in fact make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 in exchange—basically locking in your body warmth 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 equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 631-360-2665 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!