Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Orrville11/18/2015Winter is inevitably near in Orrville, and with it always comes chilly temperatures that could leave us bundling up with extra layers. Furnace service and added layers are typically dependable ways to keep warm on cold days, but there are a host of other suggestions available out there that you could be trying that are really making you colder, not warmer. Common Myths: Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you believe that you’re warm, your brain can sense that it should start cooling off your body, triggering cooling mechanisms. Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s only your skin warming. Alcohol can actually lower your core temperature, making you colder. A well-functioning furnace, thanks to having annual furnace service completed, is a better bet. Hot showers heat you up: similar to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a fleeting feeling that goes away when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why you never want to open the shower curtain. Wearing only a hat will cover your warming needs: while there are a number of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s important to remember that any part of bare skin increases heat loss. Therefore, while it seems like common sense, if you’re only using a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat faster. So now that you have read about a couple misunderstandings surrounding staying warm this winter, it’s not tough to recognize the importance of something as easy 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 great impression on your everyday comfort. Give Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric a call at 330-821-8432 or set up an appointment online to learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Orrville.