When it gets cold, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves warm in Albuquerque. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! However, I-Deal HVAC is always here to do your furnace maintenance
—and that will definitely keep you cozy.
Here are some of the collective myths about what will help you keep cozy when the temperatures reduce. These things are actually making you colder! Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and cozy to hold that warm mug, but once you drink 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 will warm up your skin, it can really make you cooler because it can decrease 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 warm water and the water commences 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—basically 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 outflows from your head is proportionate to the area of exposed skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, shelter as much skin as possible to evade 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 dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with I-Deal HVAC in Albuquerque. Nothing keeps you warm like a perfected furnace. Call us today at 505-445-1250 to keep comfortable this winter!