When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Murrieta. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Cool Air Solutions is always here to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.
Check out some of the common legends 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 cozy to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 colder because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you leave the nice water and the water commences 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 in exchange—essentially trapping your body warmth 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 equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to 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 comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 951-299-9853 to keep warm this winter!