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

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Winter is inevitably near in Springfield, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that could leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and more layers are usually surefire ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a number of other pointers available out there that you might be trying that are actually making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the first sensation of a hot drink can help you believe that you’re warm, your brain may sense that it should start cooling off your body, generating cooling mechanisms.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we normally feel warm after a few beverages, it’s simply 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 safer bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely a momentary feeling that disappears 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 handle your warming needs: while there are a variety of sources that state that a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s crucial to remember that any part of uncovered skin contributes to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you’re more likely to lose body heat faster.

So now that you have learned 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 many that have such a large impact on your everyday comfort. Give Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or arrange an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Springfield.

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