Winter in West Valley City brings cold temperatures that will have you searching 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 suggestions are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!
- 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 sip it. But actually, the heat of the drink actually triggers 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 cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and running smoothly with routine furnace service is a much more reliable 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 end up feeling colder as the water evaporates, 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 exposed 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 crucial 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 West Valley City, call Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-305-4777 or set up an appointment online.