Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in West Palm Beach. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable. Here are some of the usual myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty 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 cooler 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 leave the hot water and the water starts 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—basically 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 emits from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is faithfully arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in West Palm Beach. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 561-515-5527 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!