Winter in Derby is known for cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and bundling up with layered clothing. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, but beware: many of these ideas are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a toasty cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you sip it. But in reality, the warmth of the drink actually prompts 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 lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and functioning smoothly with routine furnace service is a much more reliable way to stay warm.
- Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll actually get 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 many times, but all uncovered skin causes 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 false information about staying warm in winter, it’s pretty easy to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are other ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, only a small number will have such a big influence on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Derby, call Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning at 203-772-8319 or schedule an appointment online.