Winter is almost here in Macon, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that can leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically surefire ways to keep warm on chilled days, but there are a variety of other tips available out there that you might be utilizing that are actually making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the primary sensation of a hot drink can help you think that you’re warm, your brain will 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 beverages, it’s merely your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower 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 only a fleeting feeling that fades 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 handle 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 important to remember that any part of uncovered skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only utilizing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat faster.
So now that you have read about a handful of misconceptions surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not difficult to recognize 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 ton that have such a huge impact on your everyday comfort. Give Air Temperature Control a call at 478-202-3170 or set up an appointment online to hear more about what furnace service can do for you in Macon.