Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Manassas Park11/18/2015 Winter in Manassas Park comes with cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and layering on clothes. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: a number of these ideas are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder! Common Myths: 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 sip it. But in fact, the heat of the drink actually triggers your brain to start cooling down your body. Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: False. 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 operating smoothly with annual furnace service is a much more reliable way to stay warm. Hot showers heat you up: Sadly, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll feel 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 over and over, but all uncovered 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 misinformation about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how important furnace service is to your comfort. While there are other ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Manassas Park, call Woody's Sudden Service Inc at 703-369-5528 or make an appointment online.