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

November 18, 2015

Winter is nearly here in Paxinos, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that could leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and extra layers are usually reliable ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a host of other pointers floating around out there that you might be trying that are simply making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the primary sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like you’re warm, your brain will 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 merely your skin warming. Alcohol can actually decrease your core temperature, making you colder. An efficient furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service done, is a better bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a momentary feeling that goes away 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 cover your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost by your head, it’s critical to remember that any part of bare skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, it’s more likely that lose body heat more quickly.

So now that you have read about a couple myths 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 things you can do to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a ton that have such a huge impression on your day-to-day comfort. Give LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 570-648-0748 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Paxinos.