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 Muskogee. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Check out some of the usual myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 really make you chillier 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 warm water and the water starts 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 true 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 comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade 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 warm is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 918-682-8238 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!