When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Libertyville. Unfortunately, some of these things are actually making us colder! However, TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical is always ready to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you cozy.
Take a look at some of the usual myths about what will help you keep cozy 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 drink a hot 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 tends to warm up your skin, it can actually make you chillier because it can lower your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel more cold when you get out of the hot water and the water begins to evaporate off your skin in the cold 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 back—fundamentally trapping your body comfort under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The quantity of heat that outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to evade 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 dependably setting up your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical in Libertyville. Nothing keeps you warm like a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 847-362-0262 to keep warm this time of year!