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 warm in Lawrence. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Scott Temperature is always here to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the usual legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a hot beverage, your body will work against you and turn 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 colder because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the warm 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally locking in your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Scott Temperature in Lawrence. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 785-843-2244 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!