When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Haines City. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. is always here to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.
Here are some of the usual myths about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are in fact 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 really make you cooler 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 more cold when you get out of the nice water and the water commences 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 back—fundamentally trapping 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 escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. in Haines City. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 863-216-2923 to keep cozy this winter!