Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try small tricks to keep comfortable when the temperatures falls in Des Moines. Though we wish they didn’t, a number of those remedies are really making us colder. One way you can definitely stay cozy? Have the pros at Heartland Heating & Cooling do regular furnace maintenance! Check out some of the common myths about what will warm you up when the temperatures plumet. These routines are actually making you colder!Most body heat vanishes through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that disappears 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 the warmer season. It’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s light. However, it may also help keep in your body heat in a similar way—essentially trapping your body heat under your clothes. A hot shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel a bad chill when you move out of the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling frigid.Alcoholic beverages can warm you up. Alcohol can warm up your skin, but it can also make your temperature drop. You’ll still be left feeling cold.Drinking warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm drink. Unfortunately, when you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.Unfortunately, some of the typical ways we try to keep warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines. There’s no easier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running efficiently. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!