Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder Posted November 10, 2017 We all try some tricks to keep warm when the temperatures falls in Pella. Though we wish they didn’t, a number of those remedies are truly making us chillier. One way you can definitely warm up? Have the pros at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating do annual furnace maintenance! Check out some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures decreases. These things are actually making you colder!Most body heat disappears through your head, a hat is all that’s required. Cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. The amount of heat that escapes 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 escape.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 help you keep your body heat by reflecting it back—essentially trapping your body warmth under your clothes. A steamy shower or bath will warm you up. Unfortunately, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the warm water. When you’re out in cold air, the water will evaporate off your skin leaving you feeling a chill.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 cure for when you’re feeling cold. Nothing is more comforting that the nice toasty feeling you get when you’re holding a warm mug. Unfortunately, once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and begin to cool itself.Sadly, some of the usual ways we try to stay warm are making us colder. If you want a better way to keep warm, set up your routine furnace maintenance with Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella. There’s no simplier way to stay warm in your house than a furnace that’s running well. Call us today at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment with us online!