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 comfortable in Saint Peters. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, C-N-O Comfort Zone is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are really 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 gulp a hot 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 reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the hot water and the water starts 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 valid 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 amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 comfortable is dependably arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 636-578-1777 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!