When it gets brisk, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in McHenry. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, Jett's Heating & Air Inc. is always available to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you warm.
Take a look at some of the usual fables about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to hold that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will work 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 in fact 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 hot 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—fundamentally locking in your body comfort 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 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 dodge this heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is faithfully scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry. Nothing keeps you warm better than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 815-410-1128 to keep cozy this winter!