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

November 18, 2015

Winter is inevitably near in Kutztown, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that may leave us bundling up with extra layers. Furnace service and extra layers are typically surefire ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a variety of other tips available out there that you might be trying 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 should start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few drinks, it’s only your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, is a more sound bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely a momentary 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 cover your warming needs: while there are a number of sources that state that a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s important to remember that any part of bare skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems clear, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, it’s more likely that lose body heat quicker.

So now that you know about a few myths surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to realize the importance of something as easy 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 effect on your daily comfort. Give Moyer Total Indoor Comfort a call at 484-646-3363 or set up an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Kutztown.