Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Bishop. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Here are some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will operate against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can actually make you colder because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the hot water and the water starts 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 back—basically blocking 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 equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!