When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Rockford. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will absolutely keep you comfortable.
Here are some of the collective legends about what will help you stay comfortable 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 clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a hot 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 can warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the hot water and the water starts 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 in exchange—essentially locking in 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 comparable to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc in Rockford. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at (815)914-6197 to keep comfortable this time of year!