Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures falls in Manassas Park. Sadly, a number of those remedies are really making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc do routine furnace maintenance! Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures plumet. These habits are actually making you colder!Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all you have to have. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is exposed, more heat will disappear.Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the warmer season. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes. A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you get out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your core temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.Making warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more reassuring that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.Though it’s unfortunate, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park. There’s no better way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!