Winter in Tomball is known for cold temperatures that will have you searching for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures plummet, but beware: a number of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- 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 gulp it down. But in fact, the heat of the drink actually triggers your brain to start chilling 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 drop. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and functioning smoothly with routine furnace service is a much more dependable 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 feel colder as the water evaporates, which is why it’s often difficult 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 uncovered skin causes 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 misinformation about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how crucial furnace service is to your comfort. While there are different ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, only a small number will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Tomball, call Premium Air Services LLC at 713-364-9957 or schedule an appointment online.