Winter in Eastland comes with cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Dependable ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: many of these ideas are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- 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 in fact, the warmness of the drink actually prompts your brain to start chilling your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can cause your body’s core temperature to decline. 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 leave when you turn off the water. You’ll actually get 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 bare 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 not hard to see how crucial furnace service is to your comfort. While there are other ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, only a small number will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Eastland, call J & J Air Conditioning at 254-355-3833 or schedule an appointment online.