When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Cambridge. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Pliescott HVAC Services LLC is always ready to do your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you warm.
Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures drop. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 in exchange—basically locking in your body heat 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 comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison 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 wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Pliescott HVAC Services LLC in Cambridge. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 410-228-4822 to keep warm this winter!