Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Metro Atlanta. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, ACS Inc is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. 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 gulp a heated beverage, your body will work against you and start 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. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the warm 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally trapping your body heat 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 proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid 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 warm is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 770-939-7500 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep warm this season!