Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Holdrege

November 18, 2015

Winter in Holdrege brings cold temperatures that will have you struggling 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 drop, but beware: many of these recommendations 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 drink it. But in fact, the warmth of the drink actually causes your brain to start cooling down your body.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Untrue. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can actually cause your body’s core temperature to decline. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and operating smoothly with annual furnace service is a much more dependable way to stay warm.
  • Hot showers heat you up: Sadly, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will leave when you turn off the water. You’ll feel colder as the water dries, 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 false information about staying warm in winter, it’s simple to see how crucial furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, only a small number will have such a big effect on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Holdrege, call Durable Service at 308-995-8177 or schedule an appointment online.