Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Baltimore. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Quality Refrigeration is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. 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 drink a hot beverage, your body will function against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can actually 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 chillier when you get out of the hot water and the water begins 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Quality Refrigeration in Baltimore. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 410-355-6010 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!