When it gets cold, we all try a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Moline. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, J.L. Brady Company LLC is always here to do your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you comfortable.
Check out some of the usual myths about what will help you warm up 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 grasp that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will work against you and turn on 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 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 leave the warm 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 valid that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat in return—basically blocking your body heat under your clothes. Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The amount of heat that outflows from your head is comparable to the area of uncovered skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to dodge this 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 J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a perfected furnace. Call us today at 309-517-7511 to keep warm this winter!