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 Great Falls. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Falls Mechanical Services LLC is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Check out some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are really 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 heated beverage, your body will work against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the warm 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 exchange—basically blocking your body warmth 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 equivalent to the area of exposed 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Falls Mechanical Services LLC in Great Falls. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 406-761-7283 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!