Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Saint Louis. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy. Here are some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are really 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 drink a warm beverage, your body will work 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 chillier because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the hot water and the water starts 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally trapping 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 emits from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 comfortable is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating in Saint Louis. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 314-961-0875 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!