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Things You Do to Stay Warm that Actually Make You Colder in Pinellas County

Cooler weather is nearly here in Pinellas County, and with it always comes cold temperatures that could leave us wondering how to stay warm. Air conditioner service and an extra layer are normally dependable ways to keep warm on chilled days, but there are a variety of other tips floating around out there that you could be utilizing that are actually making you colder, not warmer.

Common Myths:

  • Hot drinks will make you warmer: while the initial sensation of a hot drink can help you belive that you’re warm, your brain may sense that it needs to start cooling off your body, causing cooling mechanisms.
  • Alcoholic drinks will warm you up: the reason we typically feel warm after a few cups of holiday cheer, it’s only your skin warming. Alcohol can actually decrease your core temperature, making you colder. A well-functioning air conditioner, thanks to having annual air conditioner service done, is a safer bet.
  • Hot showers heat you up: similar to hot drinks, the heat of your shower is only a quick feeling that disappears when the water is dried up and toweled off. That’s why you never want to open the shower curtain.
  • Wearing only a hat will cover your warming needs: while there are a host of sources that claim a great deal of body heat is lost via your head, it’s important to remember that any part of uncovered skin adds to heat loss. Therefore, while it seems obvious, if you’re only wearing a hat and not a coat or gloves, you have a better chance to lose body heat quicker.

So now that you know about a handful of misunderstandings surrounding staying comfortable with cooler weather, it’s not difficult to realize the importance of something as easy as air conditioner service. Of course there are other ways to stay comfy this season besides air conditioner service, but there may not be many that have such a great impact on your daily comfort. Give Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-398-5515 or schedule an appointment online to hear more about what air conditioner service can do for you in Pinellas County.