When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Rock Hill. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, US Air Heating and Cooling is always here to do your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.
Here are some of the usual legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you consume a heated beverage, your body will function against you and start your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier because it can lower 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 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—basically locking in your body warmth 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 proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head compared with 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 803-220-0761 to keep warm this winter!