Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Topeka. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you comfortable. Take a look at some of the common legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are really 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 consume a heated beverage, your body will work against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the hot water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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—essentially locking in your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that emits from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect 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 comfortable is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. in Topeka. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 785-357-6200 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!