Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Moline. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, J.L. Brady Company LLC is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually 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 consume a heated beverage, your body will operate against you and turn 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 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 chillier when you get out of the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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—essentially locking in your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid 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 faithfully setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 309-517-7511 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!