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

Winter is almost here in Heflin, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that can leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and more layers are normally reliable ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a variety of other pointers floating around out there that you may be utilizing that are really making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like you’re warm, your brain can sense that it ought to start cooling off your body, generating cooling mechanisms.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we usually feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s only your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. A well-functioning furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service done, is a better bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a momentary feeling that disappears when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why opening the shower curtain is so difficult.
  • Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that state that a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s important to remember that any part of bare skin contributes to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, 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 learned about a few myths surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to realize 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 a lot that have such a large impact on your everyday comfort. Give Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 256-270-1196 or set up an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Heflin.

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