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 comfortable in Portland Metro. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Central Air Inc is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp 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 will warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the nice water and the water commences 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—basically locking in 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 escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Central Air Inc in Portland Metro. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 503-656-1908 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!