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

Winter in Denver brings cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Guaranteed ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and bundling up with layered clothing. You’ll hear 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!

Common Myths:

  • 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 actually, the heat of the drink actually prompts your brain to start cooling down 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 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: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate once you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries, 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 many times, 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 false information about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how crucial furnace service is to your comfort. While there are other ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big influence on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Denver, call Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 303-452-4146 or make an appointment online.