Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Waxahachie

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Winter is almost here in Waxahachie, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that may leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically surefire ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a variety of other tips accessible out there that you may be trying that are really making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you think that you’re warm, your brain may sense that it should start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we normally feel warm after a few drinks, it’s only 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 better bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: similar to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a fleeting feeling that fades when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why it’s so hard to open the shower curtain.
  • Wearing only a hat will cover your warming needs: while there are a number of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s critical to remember that any part of exposed skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat more quickly.

So now that you know about a few misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to recognize the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other methods to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be a ton that have such a huge impact on your everyday comfort. Give C&C Refrigeration Inc. a call at 972-938-0033 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Waxahachie.

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