Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Columbus. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Wolfe & Sons Inc is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the usual myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a hot 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 can warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the warm water and the water begins 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is comparable to the area of bare 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Wolfe & Sons Inc in Columbus. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 614-451-0846 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this time of year!