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 comfortable in Crystal Lake. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Campbell's Tempracure is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact 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 switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to 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 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 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 comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover 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 arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Campbell's Tempracure in Crystal Lake. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 815-788-6283 or set up an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!