Winter in Greensburg brings cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Guaranteed ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and bundling up with layered clothing. You’ll hear a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, but beware: many of these suggestions are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you sip it. But in reality, the warmness of the drink actually prompts your brain to start cooling down your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol has the ability to cause your body’s core temperature to decline. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and running smoothly with annual furnace service is a much more reliable way to stay warm.
- Hot showers heat you up: Unfortunately, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will leave as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll actually get colder as the water dries up, 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 time and time again, but all exposed skin adds to 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 misinformation about staying warm in winter, it’s simple to see how important furnace service is to your comfort. While there are other ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To discover more about what furnace service can do for you in Greensburg, call Wallpe Heating & Cooling at 812-663-7252 or make an appointment online.