Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Corpus Christi11/18/2015 Winter in Corpus Christi 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 wearing toasty layers of clothes. You’ll hear a lot of other ways to stay warm when the temperatures plummet, 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 steaming 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 reality, the warmth of the drink actually causes your brain to start cooling down your body. Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: Wrong. 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 dependable way to stay warm. Hot showers heat you up: Sorry to say, the warmth you feel from a hot shower will dissipate once you turn off the water. You’ll actually get 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 over and over, but all exposed skin adds 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 false information about staying warm in winter, it’s not hard to see how crucial 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 impression on your daily comfort. To learn more about what furnace service can do for you in Corpus Christi, call McNatt Inc at 361-888-4808 or schedule an appointment online.