Winter is inevitably near in Port St. Lucie, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that could leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and more layers are typically reliable ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a host of other tips floating around out there that you may be utilizing that are actually making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the primary sensation of a hot drink can help you believe that you’re warm, your brain will 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 drinks, it’s only your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. An efficient furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service performed, 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 opening the shower curtain is so difficult.
- Wearing only a hat will cover your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that state that a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s crucial to remember that any part of bare skin contributes to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only utilizing 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 handful of misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to see the importance of something as easy as furnace service. Of course there are other methods to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a lot that have such a large impact on your day-to-day comfort. Give Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-247-2283 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Port St. Lucie.