Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in East Hanover. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Effective Service Group, LLC is always available to do your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy. Here are some of the common legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. 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 consume a warm beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially locking in your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Effective Service Group, LLC in East Hanover. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 973-884-0065 or arrange an appointment with us online to keep comfortable this winter!