Winter in Brandon brings cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Dependable ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and layering on clothes. You’ll hear a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures plummet, but beware: a lot of these ideas 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 reality, the warmness of the drink actually triggers your brain to start cooling off your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can cause your body’s core temperature to lower. 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: Unfortunately, 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 up, which is why it’s so hard 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 exposed skin adds 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 misinformation about staying warm in winter, it’s pretty easy to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are different ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Brandon, call Brandon Heating and Plumbing at 204-728-0180 or make an appointment online.