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 warm in Chadron. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, MPC Heating & Cooling is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you warm. Check out some of the collective fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp 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 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. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the hot water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cool 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 back—essentially locking in your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter 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 faithfully setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 308-432-5301 or set up an appointment with us online to keep warm this winter!