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

November 18, 2015

Winter in Williamsport is known for cold temperatures that will have you scrambling for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, 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 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 prompts your brain to start cooling off your body.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can actually cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and functioning smoothly with routine 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 vanish when you turn off the water. You’ll actually get colder as the water dries, 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 uncovered skin contributes 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 not hard to see how important 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 impression on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Williamsport, call George Home Services at 570-244-2510 or schedule an appointment online.