Winter is nearly here in Murrieta, and with it always comes cold temperatures that may leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically surefire ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a host of other pointers available out there that you may be using that are actually 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 ought to start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we normally feel warm after a few drinks, it’s simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually reduce your core temperature, making you colder. A well-functioning furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, is a better bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: similar to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely a momentary 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 cover your warming needs: while there are a number of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost through 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 using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat quicker.
So now that you have learned about a couple misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to see the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other ways to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be many that have such a large effect on your daily comfort. Give Cool Air Solutions a call at 951-299-9853 or set up an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Murrieta.