When it gets cold, we all attempt a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Wisconsin Rapids. Unfortunately, some of these things are in fact making us colder! Fortunately, Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc is always here to perform your furnace maintenance
—and that will certainly keep you comfortable.
Here are some of the collective legends 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 warm to clutch that warm mug, but once you consume a heated 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 really make you colder because it can lower 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 nice 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 true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—essentially locking in your body warmth 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 in comparison with the rest of your body. So, protect as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
So now you know what you could be doing wrong in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is loyally scheduling your routine annual furnace maintenance appointments with Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids. Nothing keeps you warm like a tweaked furnace. Call us today at 715-301-0256 to keep warm this season!