Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try little tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures drop in Lake Forest. Sadly, a few of those remedies are truly making us chillier. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the experts at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. do annual furnace maintenance! Take a look at some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures plumet. These routines are actually making you colder!Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all you need. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is exposed, more heat will escape.Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes. A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you leave the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!