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 Vancouver. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot 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 can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the warm water and the water begins 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows 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 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 comfortable is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 360-571-5100 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!