Winter in Laguna Niguel is known for cold temperatures that will have you struggling for ways to stay warm. Dependable 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 plummet, but beware: a lot 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 drink it. But in reality, the warmness of the drink actually triggers your brain to start cooling off 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 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: Unfortunately, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will vanish when you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries up, 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 time and time again, but all uncovered 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 misleading information about staying warm in winter, it’s pretty easy to see how crucial furnace service is to your comfort. While there are more ways to keep yourself warm besides furnace service, few will have such a big influence on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Laguna Niguel, call Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating at 949-317-4175 or schedule an appointment online.