Winter is inevitably near in Neptune City, and with it always comes cold temperatures that could leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and more layers are normally dependable ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a variety of other tips floating around out there that you could be trying that are simply making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you think that you’re warm, your brain may sense that it ought to start cooling off your body, generating cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we usually feel warm after a few drinks, it’s only 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: similar to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is simply a quick feeling that goes away when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why you never want to open the shower curtain.
- Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s critical to remember that any part of bare skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat faster.
So now that you have learned about a couple misconceptions surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not difficult 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 a lot that have such a large impact on your day-to-day comfort. Give Aggressive Mechanical a call at 732-806-5536 or schedule an appointment online to hear more about what furnace service can do for you in Neptune City.