When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Port St. Lucie. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Custom Air Systems Inc is always available to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you warm.
Take a look at some of the common myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are in fact 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 drink a warm beverage, your body will operate 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 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 hot water and the water begins 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically blocking your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in comparison with 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably arranging your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Custom Air Systems Inc in Port St. Lucie. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 772-247-2283 to keep cozy this winter!