When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Troy. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Edington Heating & Cooling Inc is always ready to do your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you warm.
Check out some of the common legends about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm 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 actually make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty 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 back—fundamentally trapping your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Edington Heating & Cooling Inc in Troy. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 937-558-9478 to keep comfortable this winter!