Winter in Manassas brings cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Surefire 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: a number of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you gulp it down. But in reality, the warmness of the drink actually prompts 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 running smoothly with annual 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 dissipate as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, 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 time and time again, but all bare skin adds 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, not many will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Manassas, call Woody's Sudden Service Inc at 703-278-2036 or make an appointment online.