Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures drop in Lawrence. Unfortunately, a few of those remedies are actually making us frigid. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the team at Scott Temperature do annual furnace maintenance! Read up on some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder!Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover 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 exposed, more heat will escape.Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during the warmer season. 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 heat under your clothes. A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the warm water. When you’re in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling frigid.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.Having 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 cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and start to cool itself.Though it’s unfortunate, some of the classic ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Scott Temperature in Lawrence. There’s no better way to stay warm in your space than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!