Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Asheville. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, 1st Choice Service Group Inc is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the usual fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water and the water begins 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—basically blocking your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 828-551-2913 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!