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

Winter in Wyandotte brings 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’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: a lot of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!

Common Myths:

  • 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 sip it. But actually, the warmth of the drink actually causes 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 regular furnace service is a much more reliable way to stay warm.
  • Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will leave once you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, 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 contributes to 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 false information about staying warm in winter, it’s pretty easy to see how important furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big influence on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Wyandotte, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-284-1224 or set up an appointment online.