When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Mount Pleasant. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Olde Towne Heating & Air is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you warm.
Take a look at some of the collective legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are actually 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 hot beverage, your body will operate 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 in fact make you colder because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In reality, you’re only going to feel chillier when you get out of the nice water and the water begins 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—basically trapping 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 outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of bare skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 dependably scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 843-485-0967 to keep comfortable this season!