Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try some tricks to keep cozy when the temperatures drop in McHenry. Unfortunately, some of those remedies are really making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the team at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. do annual furnace maintenance! Take a look at 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 you need. Guard as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that vanishes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin in relation to the rest of your body. If more skin is uncovered, 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 warmth. However, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially trapping your body’s temperature under your clothes. A scorching shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you move out of the warm water. When you’re exposed to cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling chilly.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.Having warm drinks will keep you warm. This is a classic treatment for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more soothing that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm cup of tea or coffee. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and try to cool itself.Sadly, some of the classic ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, schedule your routine furnace maintenance with Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your home than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!