Winter in Manassas comes with cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and bundling up with layered clothing. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, but beware: a number of these suggestions 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 chilling your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can actually cause your body’s core temperature to drop. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and running smoothly with annual 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 leave once you turn off the water. You’ll feel 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 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 misleading information about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how crucial furnace service is to your comfort. While there are different ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To discover more about what furnace service can do for you in Manassas, call Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. at 703-260-1148 or set up an appointment online.