Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Ontario. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Stan's Heating, Inc is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Check out some of the common fables about what will help you warm up 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 cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you drink a heated 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact 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 hop 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically blocking 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 emits from your head is equivalent to the area of uncovered 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 warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 541-889-3987 or set up an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!