Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder11/10/2017When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Beaverton. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Garoken Energy Co. Inc. is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance—and that will certainly keep you cozy. Take a look at some of the collective fables 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 toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a hot beverage, your body will work against you and start 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 reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel more cold when you hop out of the nice water and the water begins 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally trapping your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss. So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton. Nothing keeps you warm better than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 503-848-3838 or schedule an appointment with us online to keep cozy this winter!