Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Wisconsin Rapids. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc is always here to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Check out some of the common myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a warm 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 really make you chillier 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 chillier when you get out of the nice water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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 return—basically locking in your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 715-421-5555 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this season!