When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Macon. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Air Temperature Control is always here to do your furnace maintenance
—and that will absolutely keep you warm.
Check out some of the collective myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated beverage, your body will function against you and switch 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 reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the nice 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—basically trapping 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 outflows from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Temperature Control in Macon. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 478-202-3170 to keep warm this time of year!