When it gets brisk, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Franklin Lakes. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! Fortunately, Total Comfort is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will absolutely keep you warm.
Here are some of the usual legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are really making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to grasp that warm mug, but once you consume a warm beverage, your body will function 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 actually make you cooler because it can reduce your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you leave the warm water and the water begins 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 real that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—fundamentally blocking 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 emits from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with 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 improperly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is faithfully arranging your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 201-268-5663 to keep warm this time of year!