Winter is inevitably near in Rock Hill, and with it always comes cold temperatures that may leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and added layers are normally surefire ways to keep warm on chilled days, but there are a number of other pointers accessible out there that you could be using that are really 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 can sense that it needs to start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we usually feel warm after a few beverages, it’s only your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. An efficient furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service performed, is a safer bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a quick feeling that fades when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why it’s so hard 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 critical to remember that any part of exposed skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems clear, 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 read about a few misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough 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 lot that have such a huge effect on your everyday comfort. Give US Air Heating and Cooling a call at 803-220-0761 or set up an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Rock Hill.