When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Houston. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Luckily, Marcos AC & Heating is always here to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you warm.
Take a look at some of the common fables about what will help you stay comfortable 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 gulp a hot beverage, your body will work against you and switch on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol can warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel colder when you get out of the warm water and the water commences 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 locking in your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is equivalent to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid 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 comfortable is dependably setting up your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Marcos AC & Heating in Houston. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 713-469-3357 to keep cozy this winter!