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 Lodi. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you keep cozy 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 toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a heated beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the nice water and the water starts 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 back—fundamentally trapping your body comfort 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 exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 209-368-0556 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!