Winter is inevitably near in Lexington, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that could leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and extra layers are normally surefire ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a host of other suggestions floating around out there that you may be utilizing that are really making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the first sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like 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 typically feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s simply 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 safer bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely a fleeting feeling that disappears 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 number of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s crucial to remember that any part of uncovered skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, it’s more likely that lose body heat faster.
So now that you know about a handful of misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to recognize the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other methods to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a lot that have such a huge effect on your everyday comfort. Give James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Lexington.