Winter is almost here in Dresden, and with it always comes cold temperatures that may leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically dependable ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a variety of other pointers floating around out there that you may be utilizing that are actually making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you think that you’re warm, your brain will sense that it ought to start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few beverages, it’s merely your skin warming. Alcohol can actually reduce your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service done, is a safer bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: similar to 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 it’s so hard to open the shower curtain.
- Wearing only a hat will cover your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that claim 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 like common sense, if you’re only utilizing a hat and not a coat or gloves, it’s more likely that lose body heat quicker.
So now that you have learned about a few misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to realize 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 impression on your day-to-day comfort. Give McFadden Heating & Cooling a call at 1-866-781-0111 or set up an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Dresden.