Winter in Northglenn is known for cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Dependable ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: a number of these ideas are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a toasty cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you sip it. But in fact, the heat of the drink actually prompts your brain to start chilling your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: False. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can cause your body’s core temperature to drop. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and operating smoothly with routine 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 vanish as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, which is why many of us struggle 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 bare 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 discover more about what furnace service can do for you in Northglenn, call Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 303-452-4146 or set up an appointment online.