Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Tuscaloosa. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, KDM Service Corporation is always here to do your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you cozy. Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm 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 will warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment with us online to keep cozy this time of year!