Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Albuquerque. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Desert Suns Heating & Cooling is always available to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will absolutely keep you warm. Check out some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are actually 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 consume a hot beverage, your body will function 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 really 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 colder when you hop out of the nice water and the water commences 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally locking in your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Desert Suns Heating & Cooling in Albuquerque. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 505-994-9176 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this time of year!