When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Columbus. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling is always here to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you cozy.
Take a look at some of the common fables 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 hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will work 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 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 more cold when you hop out of the nice water and the water starts to evaporate off your skin in the frosty 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—essentially 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 escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to dodge this heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is loyally setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling in Columbus. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 614-451-0846 to keep cozy this winter!