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

November 18, 2015

Winter in Circleville brings cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Dependable ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: a number of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!

Common Myths:

  • 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 warmness of the drink actually triggers your brain to start chilling your body.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and functioning smoothly with annual 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 evaporates, which is why it’s so hard 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 uncovered skin causes 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, few will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Circleville, call Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc at 740-474-5940 or set up an appointment online.