Winter is nearly here in Wisconsin Rapids, and with it always comes cold temperatures that could leave us bundling up with more layers. Furnace service and extra layers are normally surefire ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a host of other pointers accessible out there that you might be using that are really making you colder, not warmer.
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you think that you’re warm, your brain can sense that it should start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we usually feel warm after a few beverages, it’s simply your skin warming. Alcohol can actually decrease your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, is a safer bet.
- Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is merely a quick feeling that fades when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why opening the shower curtain is so difficult.
- Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a variety of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost through your head, it’s critical to remember that any part of exposed skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat more quickly.
So now that you have read about a few misconceptions surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not hard to see the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other ways to stay warm this winter besides furnace service, but there may not be many that have such a large impression on your day-to-day comfort. Give Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-301-0256 or set up an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Wisconsin Rapids.