Winter is nearly here in Huntsville, and with it always comes cold temperatures that can leave us bundling up with extra layers. Furnace service and more layers are typically reliable ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a variety of other suggestions available out there that you could be trying that are actually making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the first sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like you’re warm, your brain may sense that it needs to start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. A well-functioning 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 simply a quick 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 handle your warming needs: while there are a variety of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost by your head, it’s critical to remember that any part of uncovered skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat faster.
So now that you have learned about a couple misconceptions surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to see 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 lot that have such a great effect on your daily comfort. Give All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 256-801-4701 or schedule an appointment online to hear more about what furnace service can do for you in Huntsville.