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

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Winter is nearly here in Tomball, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that may 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 number of other pointers floating around out there that you might be trying that are really making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you think that you’re warm, your brain may sense that it ought to start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we usually 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. An efficient furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, is a safer bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a quick 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 handle your warming needs: while there are a number of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s important to remember that any part of bare skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat faster.

So now that you know about a couple misconceptions surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to recognize the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other things you can do to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a ton that have such a huge effect on your everyday comfort. Give Premium Air Services LLC a call at 713-688-8784 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Tomball.

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