Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try small tricks to keep warm when the temperatures drop in Alliance. Unfortunately, a number of those remedies are actually making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces do annual furnace maintenance! Read up on some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures plumet. These things are actually making you colder!Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, 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 light. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes. A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you get out of 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.Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance. There’s no simplier 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!