When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Mechanicsburg. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, H & H Service Company is always ready to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you warm.
Here are 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 warm to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a hot 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 actually make you colder 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 chillier when you leave the warm 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—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 uncovered skin on your head in relation to 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with H & H Service Company in Mechanicsburg. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 717-220-4502 to keep warm this season!