Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Albuquerque11/18/2015Cooler weather is inevitably near in Albuquerque, and with it always comes cooler temperatures that could leave us wondering how to stay warm. Air conditioner service and an added layer are usually reliable ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a variety of other tips available out there that you may be trying that are simply making you colder, not warmer. Common Myths: Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the first sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like you’re warm, your brain can sense that it needs to start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms. Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few beverages, it’s merely your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned air conditioner, thanks to having annual air conditioner service completed, is a safer bet. Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely a quick feeling that fades when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why you never want to open the shower curtain. Wearing only a hat will cover your warming needs: while there are a variety of sources that state that a great deal of body heat is lost by your head, it’s critical to remember that any part of exposed skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat more quickly. So now that you have learned about a couple misconceptions surrounding staying comfortable with cooler weather, it’s not hard to realize the importance of something as basic as air conditioner service. Of course there are other things you can do to stay comfy this season besides air conditioner service, but there may not be a ton that have such a huge impression on your day-to-day comfort. Give Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at 505-994-9176 or arrange an appointment online to hear more about what air conditioner service can do for you in Albuquerque.