Winter is nearly here in Troy, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that may leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and extra layers are usually dependable ways to keep warm on chilled days, but there are a number of other tips available out there that you may be using that are simply making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the first sensation of a hot drink can help you believe that you’re warm, your brain can sense that it ought to start cooling off your body, generating cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s only your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. A well-functioning furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service performed, is a better bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is simply a fleeting feeling that fades 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 number of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost by your head, it’s important to remember that any part of exposed skin contributes to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only utilizing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat faster.
So now that you know about a couple misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to see the importance of something as easy as furnace service. Of course there are other ways to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be many that have such a large impression on your daily comfort. Give Edington Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 937-558-9478 or arrange an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Troy.