Winter in Carpentersville is known for cold temperatures that will have you searching for ways to stay warm. Dependable ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You’ll hear a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures plummet, but beware: a lot of these suggestions are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- 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 drink it. 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 decline. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and running smoothly with regular furnace service is a much better way to stay warm.
- Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate when you turn off the water. You’ll feel colder as the water evaporates, which is why it’s often difficult 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 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 false information about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how important furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big influence on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Carpentersville, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-412-8308 or schedule an appointment online.