When it gets chilly, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Tucker. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, ACS Heating and Air Conditioning is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.
Check out some of the collective legends about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a hot beverage, your body will work 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 actually make you chillier because it can decrease 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 warm 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 valid 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 heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to evade heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfy is dependably scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 770-450-1539 to keep comfortable this season!