Winter is nearly here in Mount Pleasant, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that may leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and more layers are normally dependable ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a host of other tips floating around out there that you might be using 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 will sense that it ought to start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few drinks, it’s simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. An efficient furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, 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 opening the shower curtain is so difficult.
- Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a variety of sources that say 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 like common sense, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, it’s more likely that lose body heat faster.
So now that you have read about a couple myths surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not difficult to recognize 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 a lot that have such a large impact on your everyday comfort. Give Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-485-0967 or arrange an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Mount Pleasant.