Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try some tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures plummet in Saint Charles. Though we wish they didn’t, a few of those remedies are truly making us frigid. One way you can definitely keep warm? Have the team at Air Alliance Team do annual furnace maintenance! Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These routines are actually making you colder!Most body heat escapes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes 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 escape.Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the spring and summer. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes. A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you move out of the warm water. When you’re in the 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 lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment 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, after 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 stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Air Alliance Team in Saint Charles. There’s no easier 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!