Beating back the winter HVAC utility bill

I’m still not really sure what it is I’m doing up here.

The far north of this country is close to being the opposite of where I hail from. But, this is where my wife got transferred a few years ago. So, this is where I am. The thing is, I just don’t know if I can take these winters. Not sure there is enough HVAC heating on earth. Nearly everything else I have become completely accustomed to. However, the lack of sun and six months of the HVAC furnace are just so hard for me to deal with. I come from the land of the sun where winter is a happy time. Winter, in my native region, is time to rejoice that the heat is gone. My new winter leaves me searching for heat. The house we bought is a bit older and I think the biggest part of last years horrible winter had to do with the fact. Older homes are generally not very tight homes. It’s just gravity doing its job. So this year, I got busy trying to make the most out of our HVAC out put and reign in the utility costs. My colleagues tell me it starts with sealing up the house. This makes sense so I got busy replacing weather stripping. Then I got new storm doors. The windows were resealed and reinsulated. I even went around the house with a caulk gun sealing anything I could find. Then it was up to the attic to lay down some additional insulation and make sure the attic was sealed up as well. Maybe this winter will be a bit better.
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