Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Front Royal

Winter is nearly here in Front Royal, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that may leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically reliable ways to keep warm on chilled days, but there are a host of other tips floating around out there that you could be using that are actually making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like 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 beverages, 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 performed, is a more sound bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is simply a quick feeling that fades when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why you never want to open the shower curtain.
  • Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s critical to remember that any part of uncovered skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only utilizing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat faster.

So now that you have learned about a handful of myths surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to recognize the importance of something as simple as furnace service. Of course there are other ways to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be many that have such a great impact on your day-to-day comfort. Give Dave's Diversified Services a call at 540-369-3971 or arrange an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Front Royal.

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