Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Groves11/18/2015 Winter in Groves comes with cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Guaranteed ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and wearing toasty layers of clothes. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, 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 warmness of the drink actually triggers your brain to start chilling your body. Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: False. 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 operating smoothly with regular furnace service is a much more dependable way to stay warm. Hot showers heat you up: Unfortunately, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate once you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, 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 many times, but all exposed 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 false information about staying warm in winter, it’s pretty easy to see how important 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 effect on your daily comfort. To discover more about what furnace service can do for you in Groves, call Air Solutions, Inc at 409-962-2476 or make an appointment online.