Winter in Mobile comes with cold temperatures that will have you searching for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and bundling up with layered clothing. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, but beware: a number of these ideas are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you drink it. But actually, the warmth of the drink actually prompts your brain to start cooling off your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: False. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can actually cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and operating smoothly with regular furnace service is a much more dependable way to stay warm.
- Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will leave when you turn off the water. You’ll feel colder as the water dries, which is why many of us struggle to get out of the shower.
- Wearing a hat will take care of your warming needs: You’ve probably heard this over and over, but all bare skin contributes to heat loss—not just that on your head. If you’re only covering your head and not other areas of exposed skin, you’re going to lose more body heat.
When you see all the misinformation about staying warm in winter, it’s simple to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Mobile, call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc at 251-471-2674 or set up an appointment online.