When it gets brisk, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Payson. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling is always available to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you cozy.
Take a look at some of the collective myths 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 grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a warm 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can in fact make you cooler 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 chillier when you hop out of the warm water and the water begins 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 exchange—basically blocking your body warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that emits from your head is comparable 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 avoid 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 comfortable is faithfully scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 928-263-8570 to keep warm this time of year!