Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Hendersonville11/18/2015Winter is almost here in Hendersonville, and with it always comes frigid temperatures that can leave us bundling up with additional layers. Furnace service and more layers are normally reliable ways to keep warm on chilly days, but there are a host of other tips floating around out there that you could be using that are simply making you colder, not warmer. Common Myths: Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the primary sensation of a hot drink can help you feel like you’re warm, your brain may sense that it needs to start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms. Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we usually feel warm after a few beverages, it’s only your skin warming. Alcohol can actually reduce your core temperature, making you colder. A well-tuned furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, is a better bet. Hot showers heat you up: comparable to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is simply a momentary feeling that goes away when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why it’s so hard to open the shower curtain. Wearing only a hat will take care of your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that say that a great deal of body heat is lost by your head, it’s critical to remember that any part of bare skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, it’s more likely that lose body heat more quickly. So now that you have learned about a handful of myths surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not difficult to realize the importance of something as basic as furnace service. Of course there are other methods 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 Superior Comfort Systems a call at 828-775-5176 or arrange an appointment online to find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Hendersonville.