Winter is almost here in Litchfield Park, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that can leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and more layers are usually reliable ways to keep warm on chilled days, but there are a variety of other tips available out there that you may be utilizing that are really making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the primary sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like you’re warm, your brain can sense that it needs to start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we normally feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s merely your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service done, is a better bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely a fleeting feeling that goes away when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why opening the shower curtain is so difficult.
- Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that state that a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s important to remember that any part of uncovered skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, it’s more likely that lose body heat more quickly.
So now that you have read about a few misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to realize the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other ways to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a ton that have such a large impression on your everyday comfort. Give Cooler Tymes LLC a call at 623-208-6444 or arrange an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Litchfield Park.