When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Auburn and Opelika. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. is always here to do your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.
Here are some of the usual myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will function against you and turn on 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 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 hop out of the nice water and the water starts 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—fundamentally trapping 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 emits from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing improperly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Auburn and Opelika. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 334-524-2458 to keep warm this winter!