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 warm in Indian River County. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Custom Air Systems Inc is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Check out some of the common myths about what will help you keep cozy 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 grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot 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 actually make you cooler because it can lower 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 warm 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—fundamentally locking in 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 outflows 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 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 comfy is faithfully setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 772-571-1080 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!