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 Springfield. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Bormida Mechanical Services Inc is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up 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 toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will function against you and turn 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 in fact make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 217-210-2662 or set up an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!