Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Valencia. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Payless Heating & Air Inc is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Check out some of the common 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 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 actually make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the warm water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty 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 outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Payless Heating & Air Inc in Valencia. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 661-775-2944 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!