Winter in Magnolia comes with cold temperatures that will have you searching for ways to stay warm. Dependable ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: many of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- 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 drink it. But actually, the warmth 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 can cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and operating smoothly with regular furnace service is a much more reliable way to stay warm.
- Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate once you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, which is why it’s so hard to get out of the shower.
- Wearing a hat will take care of your warming needs: You’ve probably heard this many times, 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 pretty easy to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are different 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 Magnolia, call JTech Mechanical at 281-231-8768 or set up an appointment online.