Winter is inevitably near in Logan, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that can leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and added layers are usually reliable ways to keep warm on chilled days, but there are a number of other suggestions floating around out there that you might be trying that are really making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you believe that you’re warm, your brain will sense that it ought to start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we usually feel warm after a few beverages, it’s simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually reduce your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service performed, is a better bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a momentary feeling that disappears when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why you never want to open the shower curtain.
- Wearing only a hat will cover your warming needs: while there are a variety of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s crucial to remember that any part of bare skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat quicker.
So now that you have read about a handful of myths surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not difficult to recognize the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other things you can do to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be many that have such a great impact on your daily comfort. Give Western Mechanical, Inc. a call at 435-753-5515 or arrange an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Logan.