When it gets chilly, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves comfortable in Wausau. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Fortunately, Gilray Heating and Cooling is always available to check on your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.
Take a look at some of the collective fables about what will help you warm up when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will function against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms. Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol tends to 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 more cold when you hop out of the hot water and the water starts 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally 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 uncovered skin on your head compared with the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to avoid 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 warm is loyally arranging your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Gilray Heating and Cooling in Wausau. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 715-301-0727 to keep warm this winter!