Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Dresden11/18/2015 Winter in Dresden brings cold temperatures that will have you searching for ways to stay warm. Dependable ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and bundling up with layered clothing. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures plummet, but beware: many of these ideas are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder! Common Myths: Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a toasty cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you drink it. But actually, the warmness of the drink actually prompts your brain to start cooling down your body. Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: False. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol has the ability to cause your body’s core temperature to decline. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and running smoothly with routine furnace service is a much more dependable way to stay warm. Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate when you turn off the water. You’ll actually get colder as the water dries up, which is why it’s often difficult to get out of the shower. Wearing a hat will take care of your warming needs: You’ve probably heard this many times, but all exposed skin contributes to heat loss—not just that on your head. If you’re only covering your head and not other areas of exposed skin, you’re going to lose more body heat. When you see all the false information about staying warm in winter, it’s pretty easy to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are other ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Dresden, call McFadden Heating & Cooling at 1-866-781-0111 or make an appointment online.