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 comfortable in Colorado Springs. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Triton HVAC & Refrigeration is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm 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 can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier 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 more cold when you get out of the warm water and the water commences 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—fundamentally trapping your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared 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 toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 719-332-3458 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!