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 comfortable in Corpus Christi. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, McNatt Inc is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the usual myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will function against you and switch 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 actually make you colder because it can reduce 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 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 exchange—essentially blocking your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes 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 avoid 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 comfy is loyally setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with McNatt Inc in Corpus Christi. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 361-888-4808 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!