Winter in Pflugerville 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 bundling up with layered clothing. You’ll hear a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: many of these suggestions 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 gulp it down. But in fact, the heat of the drink actually causes your brain to start cooling off 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 decline. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and operating 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 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 time and time again, but all bare skin causes 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, only a small number will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Pflugerville, call Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning at 512-355-1482 or set up an appointment online.