Winter in Fort Lauderdale 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 layering on clothes. You’ll hear 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!
- Hot drinks will make you warmer: Sure, holding a toasty 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 cooling off your body.
- Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Untrue. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol has the ability to cause your body’s core temperature to lower. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and functioning smoothly with regular furnace service is a much more reliable 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 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 time and time again, 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 misinformation about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how crucial furnace service is to your comfort. While there are different 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 Fort Lauderdale, call Solar Air Inc. at 954-320-7398 or make an appointment online.