Winter in Muskogee is known for cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Dependable ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and layering on clothes. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: a number of these recommendations are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you drink it. But actually, the warmth of the drink actually causes your brain to start cooling down your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and running 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 dissipate as soon as 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 exposed 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 misleading information about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are other ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, not many will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To discover more about what furnace service can do for you in Muskogee, call Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. at 918-682-8238 or schedule an appointment online.