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 Manassas Park. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Woody's Sudden Service Inc is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will function 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 more cold when you get out of the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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—essentially locking in your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in comparison with 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 703-369-5528 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!