When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in South Beloit and Belvidere. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is always here to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will absolutely keep you cozy.
Check out some of the common fables about what will help you warm up 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 warm 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 will warm up your skin, it can actually make you cooler 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 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 true 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 sum of heat that outflows from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in South Beloit and Belvidere. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 877-389-2465 to keep comfortable this time of year!