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

November 18, 2015

Winter in Ronkonkoma comes with cold temperatures that will have you searching for ways to stay warm. Guaranteed ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and layering on clothes. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: a lot of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a toasty 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 fact, the warmness of the drink actually triggers your brain to start cooling off your body.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: False. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol has the ability to cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and functioning smoothly with annual furnace service is a much better way to stay warm.
  • Hot showers heat you up: Sadly, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate when you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, which is why it’s often difficult to get out of the shower.
  • Wearing a hat will take care of your warming needs: You’ve probably heard this over and over, but all exposed skin contributes 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 misleading information about staying warm in winter, it’s simple to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Ronkonkoma, call Cool Power LLC at 631-246-4029 or make an appointment online.