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 comfortable in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. is always ready to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you warm. Take a look at some of the collective myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. 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 heated beverage, your body will operate against you and switch on 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 cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you leave the nice 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally blocking 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 proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 419-592-4756 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this season!