Winter is almost here in Lodi, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that may leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and extra layers are usually surefire ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a host of other suggestions available out there that you could 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 feel like you’re warm, your brain can sense that it needs to start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we normally feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s merely your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. An efficient furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, is a better bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely a quick 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 variety of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s crucial to remember that any part of bare skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, it’s more likely that lose body heat faster.
So now that you know about a handful of misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to see the importance of something as easy as furnace service. Of course there are other ways to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a ton that have such a huge impact on your day-to-day comfort. Give Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 209-257-3156 or arrange an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Lodi.