Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Huffman

November 18, 2015

Winter is inevitably near in Huffman, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that could leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically surefire ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a number of other tips available out there that you might be using that are actually making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • 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 needs to start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we normally feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, 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 better bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only 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 take care of 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 crucial to remember that any part of bare skin contributes to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat quicker.

So now that you have read about a handful of misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not difficult to see the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other methods to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be many that have such a great impression on your daily comfort. Give Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-224-3887 or set up an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Huffman.