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

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Winter in Augusta comes with cold temperatures that will have you searching for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and bundling up with layered clothing. You’ve probably heard of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures plummet, but beware: a number of these suggestions are actually myths and could end up making you feel colder!

Common Myths:

  • 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 sip it. But in reality, the warmness 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 actually cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and functioning smoothly with annual furnace service is a much more dependable way to stay warm.
  • Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll feel colder as the water evaporates, which is why it’s often difficult 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 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 misinformation about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Augusta, call McCune Heating & Cooling at 316-733-9123 or set up an appointment online.

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