When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Logan. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, Western Mechanical, Inc. is always available to do your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you cozy.
Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. 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 heated 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 will warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier 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 more cold when you leave the warm 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially blocking your body heat 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 equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade 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 comfy is loyally setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Western Mechanical, Inc. in Logan. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 435-753-5515 to keep comfortable this season!