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 warm in Middletown. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Schagrin Gas Company is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the usual myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to hold 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 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 hop out of the nice water and the water starts 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally locking in 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 exposed skin on your head in comparison with 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 warm is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 302-658-2000 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!