When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Lexington. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, James Heating & A/C, Inc is always here to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you cozy.
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures lower. These things are actually 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 turn on 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 cooler because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm 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 back—basically blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade 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 comfy is loyally arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 336-853-6070 to keep cozy this winter!