Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Greenville. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Ken Parker Service Inc is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the collective legends 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 drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and switch 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 decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the nice water and the water commences 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—essentially blocking 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 compared with 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 903-883-2829 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!