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

November 18, 2015

Winter in Bartlesville comes with 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’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, but beware: many 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 warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you sip it. But actually, the warmth of the drink actually causes your brain to start chilling your body.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Untrue. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can cause your body’s core temperature to drop. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and functioning smoothly with regular furnace service is a much better way to stay warm.
  • Hot showers heat you up: Unfortunately, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will vanish once you turn off the water. You’ll feel colder as the water dries, 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 over and over, but all uncovered skin causes 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 false information about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how crucial furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big influence on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Bartlesville, call Farris Heating & Air at 918-534-8194 or schedule an appointment online.