Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try some tricks to keep warm when the temperatures plummet in Greensburg. Sadly, some of those remedies are actually making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling do annual furnace maintenance! Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures decreases. These routines are actually making you colder!Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is exposed, more heat will be lost.Dark clothes absorb the heat from the sun. Light colors reflect light and should only be worn during warmer temperatures. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes. A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water. When you’re in the cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also lower your core temperature. You’ll still be left feeling cold.Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic remedy for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.Unfortunately, some of the classic ways we try to remain warm are making us colder. If you want an easier way to keep warm, book your routine furnace maintenance with Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!