When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Omaha. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning is always here to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.
Here are some of the collective fables 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 toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you drink a warm 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 will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you colder because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel colder when you hop out of the warm water and the water commences 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 in return—fundamentally blocking your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is loyally scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning in Omaha. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 402-509-5940 to keep warm this season!