Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Hattiesburg. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Here are some of the common legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are really 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 hot beverage, your body will work 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 in fact make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the warm water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold air. You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally trapping your body comfort 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 comparable to the area of bare skin on your head compared 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 comfy is dependably setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 601-268-3486 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!