Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Bountiful11/18/2015 Winter in Bountiful 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 bundling up with layered clothing. You may hear of a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures drop, but beware: many of these recommendations 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 heat of the drink actually triggers 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 actually cause your body’s core temperature to drop. Keeping your furnace well-maintained and operating smoothly with routine furnace service is a much more dependable way to stay warm. Hot showers heat you up: Sadly, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will vanish once you turn off the water. You’ll end up feeling colder as the water dries, 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 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 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 find out more about what furnace service can do for you in Bountiful, call Craig's Heating & Cooling at 801-295-3357 or make an appointment online.