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 Zelienople. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Knoechel Heating Company is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact 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 heated 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 really make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the nice water and the water begins 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—basically trapping your body heat 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 comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 warm is faithfully arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 724-452-6280 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!