Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in West Palm Beach. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Check out some of the common legends 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 grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a heated 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 can warm up your skin, it can really make you colder because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the nice water and the water commences 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 in exchange—essentially 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 emits from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 561-656-4255 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!