Winter is inevitably near in Zelienople, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that could leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and extra layers are normally reliable ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a number of other pointers 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 believe that you’re warm, your brain will 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 simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually decrease your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, is a better bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely 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 say that a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s important to remember that any part of exposed 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 more quickly.
So now that you know about a couple myths surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to recognize the importance of something as easy as furnace service. Of course there are other ways to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a ton that have such a huge effect on your everyday comfort. Give Knoechel Heating Company a call at 724-425-5852 or set up an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Zelienople.