Winter in Georgetown comes with cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Guaranteed 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 decline, but beware: a lot of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a warm 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 warmth of the drink actually prompts your brain to start cooling down your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Untrue. 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 routine furnace service is a much more dependable way to stay warm.
- Hot showers heat you up: Sadly, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will vanish when you turn off the water. You’ll feel colder as the water evaporates, 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 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 pretty easy to see how crucial 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 impression on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Georgetown, call Miller Climate Control LLC at 512-937-2001 or set up an appointment online.