When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Lodi. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! However, Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning is always here to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you cozy.
Check out some of the usual legends about what will help you warm up when the temperatures lower. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and warm to hold that warm mug, but once you drink a warm beverage, your body will work against you and switch on 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 colder 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 colder when you hop out of the hot water and the water starts 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in exchange—essentially blocking your body heat 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 bare skin on your head compared with 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself comfortable. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably scheduling your standard annual furnace maintenance appointments with Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 209-257-3156 to keep comfortable this winter!