Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in San Angelo11/18/2015Winter is almost here in San Angelo, and with it always comes chilly 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 variety of other suggestions floating around out there that you may be trying that are simply making you colder, not warmer. Common Myths: Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the first sensation of a hot drink can help you think that you’re warm, your brain may sense that it ought to 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 merely your skin warming. Alcohol can actually decrease your core temperature, making you colder. An efficient furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service done, is a more sound bet. Hot showers heat you up: as it is with hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely 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 variety of sources that state that a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s crucial to remember that any part of bare skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat quicker. So now that you know about a couple misconceptions surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to see the importance of something as simple as furnace service. Of course there are other things you can do to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be many that have such a great effect on your day-to-day comfort. Give Air-Dynamics Inc a call at 325-655-2515 or set up an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in San Angelo.