Winter is inevitably near in Naples, and with it always comes cold temperatures that can leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically dependable ways to keep warm on chilled days, but there are a number of other tips accessible out there that you may be trying that are simply making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you believe that you’re warm, your brain may sense that it ought to start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we usually feel warm after a few beverages, it’s simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually reduce your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service performed, is a safer bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: similar to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is simply a momentary feeling that fades when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why you never want to open the shower curtain.
- Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s crucial to remember that any part of uncovered skin contributes to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat more quickly.
So now that you have read about a couple misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to realize the importance of something as easy as furnace service. Of course there are other methods to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be many that have such a great effect on your everyday comfort. Give Speedy Air Conditioning a call at 239-244-3439 or arrange an appointment online to hear more about what furnace service can do for you in Naples.