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

Winter in Omaha brings cold temperatures that will have you searching for ways to stay warm. Surefire 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 decline, but beware: many 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 warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate can warm your hands and you’ll feel like you’re warming up as you drink it. But in fact, the warmth of the drink actually causes your brain to start cooling down your body.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: False. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can actually cause your body’s core temperature to decline. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and running smoothly with routine furnace service is a much better way to stay warm.
  • Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will leave as soon as you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, 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 many times, but all bare 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 misinformation about staying warm in winter, it’s pretty easy to see how important furnace service is to your comfort. While there are different ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Omaha, call The Frazier Company at 402-896-5900 or make an appointment online.

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