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 warm in Safford. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, B&D Air Conditioning is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Check out some of the usual legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty 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 colder because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of 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 blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with 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 comfy is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with B&D Air Conditioning in Safford. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 928-432-6018 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!