Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Grove City11/18/2015 Winter in Grove City is known for cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Surefire ways to stay warm include scheduling regular furnace service and bundling up with layered clothing. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures decline, but beware: many 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 toasty 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 fact, the warmth of the drink actually causes your brain to start chilling your body. Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. While alcoholic drinks will make your skin feel warmer, alcohol can cause your body’s core temperature to decline. 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: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will leave when you turn off the water. You’ll actually get colder as the water dries, which is why it’s so hard 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 uncovered 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 misleading information about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how imperative furnace service is to your comfort. While there are different ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, only a small number will have such a big impression on your daily comfort. To find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Grove City, call Air Quality Solutions at 614-871-4144 or make an appointment online.