When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in West Columbia. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Luckily, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. is always here to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will absolutely keep you warm.
Here are some of the common fables 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 toasty to grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a heated 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 will warm up your skin, it can in fact make you chillier because it can decrease your core temperature. A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. Actually, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop 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 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 warmth under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is proportionate to the area of uncovered skin on your head compared 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 incorrectly in trying to keep yourself toasty. What you can do that will help keep you comfortable is dependably scheduling your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia. Nothing keeps you warm better than a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 803-265-4208 to keep cozy this winter!