Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try little tricks to keep warm when the temperatures plummet in La Puente. Though we wish they didn’t, some of those remedies are actually making us colder. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Temp Air System Inc do regular furnace maintenance! Read up on some of the common myths about what will keepy you cozy when the temperatures drop. These habits are actually making you colder!Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that disappears from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, more heat will be lost.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 light. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes. A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you move out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.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 comforting 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 start to cool itself.Sadly, some of the typical ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Temp Air System Inc in La Puente. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running in peak condition. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!