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

November 18, 2015

Winter in Marshfield comes with cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Guaranteed ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You’ll hear a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, but beware: a number of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a steaming 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 heat of the drink actually triggers your brain to start cooling off your body.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol has the ability to cause your body’s core temperature to decline. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and operating smoothly with routine furnace service is a much better way to stay warm.
  • Hot showers heat you up: Sadly, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will leave as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll actually get colder as the water dries up, which is why it’s so hard 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 exposed skin adds to 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 misleading information about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are other ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To discover more about what furnace service can do for you in Marshfield, call House of Heating Incorporated at 715-384-3163 or schedule an appointment online.