Winter is inevitably near in Naples, and with it always comes cold temperatures that may leave us bundling up with extra layers. Furnace service and added layers are normally dependable ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a host of other pointers available out there that you may be using that are really making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the first sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like you’re warm, your brain can sense that it should start cooling off your body, generating cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few beverages, it’s merely your skin warming. Alcohol can actually decrease your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service done, is a better bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: similar to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a quick feeling that goes away when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why opening the shower curtain is so difficult.
- Wearing only a hat will handle your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s crucial to remember that any part of exposed skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat quicker.
So now that you have learned about a handful of myths surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to see the importance of something as simple as furnace service. Of course there are other ways to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a ton that have such a huge effect on your day-to-day comfort. Give CNR Air Conditioning Inc a call at 239-241-5318 or schedule an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Naples.