Winter is almost here in Tucker, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that could leave us bundling up with extra layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically dependable ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a number of other pointers available out there that you might be using that are really making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you think that you’re warm, your brain will sense that it should start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. A well-functioning furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service performed, is a more sound bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a momentary feeling that disappears when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why opening the shower curtain is so difficult.
- Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s important to remember that any part of bare skin contributes to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat quicker.
So now that you know about a handful of misconceptions surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to recognize 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 lot that have such a huge impression on your everyday comfort. Give ACS Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 770-450-1539 or arrange an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Tucker.