Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Alliance

Winter in Alliance brings cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: a number of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you drink it. But in fact, the warmness of the drink actually causes your brain to start chilling your body.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Untrue. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can actually cause your body’s core temperature to decline. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and running smoothly with regular furnace service is a much more dependable way to stay warm.
  • Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will leave as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, which is why many of us struggle to get out of the shower.
  • Wearing a hat will take care of your warming needs: You’ve probably heard this time and time again, but all uncovered skin adds to heat loss—not just that on your head. If you’re only covering your head and not other areas of exposed skin, you’re going to lose more body heat.

When you see all the misleading information about staying warm in winter, it’s pretty easy to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big influence on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Alliance, call Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces at 308-646-3827 or schedule an appointment online.

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