Winter in Muldrow is known for cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Guaranteed ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and layering on clothes. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, but beware: many of these suggestions are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a warm 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 actually, the warmness of the drink actually causes your brain to start cooling off your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: False. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol has the ability to cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and operating smoothly with annual 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 dissipate when you turn off the water. You’ll actually get colder as the water dries, 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 over and over, 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 simple to see how important furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Muldrow, call Air Service Co. at 918-212-8943 or make an appointment online.