Finding and sealing exterior gaps saves on the HVAC costs

Right away, I found two windows that were not properly sealed and insulated.

As I am new to living up north, the weather hasn’t been the easiest thing to get used to. Unlike the people, the food and the culture, I have found the winter weather to be just tough on me and my family. The climate is so completely different to what I am accustomed to. Other than the winter weather, I am finding a lot to like about this part of the country. It’s just the weather and the constant HVAC heating that is getting to me. Never in my life have I been so reliant on HVAC to keep warm. But even when I have the HVAC heating cranked, our home doesn’t feel cozy at all. The first winter we were here, I thought this was due to me just not being accustomed to the cold. This year, however, I am making sure the HVAC people have a good look at the furnace. I’m also being proactive in order to make the HVAC heating as efficient as possible. I’m doing this by sealing the house really tight and replacing worn weather stripping. I’m also adding some insulation to the attic. Right away, I found two windows that were not properly sealed and insulated. I think that was a major cause for the drafty cold we felt all winter last year. I even went so far as to have new storm doors and windows installed. This winter, I’m not expecting the massive heating bills I had experienced. Hopefully, by sealing up the house really tight, we will find that cozy warm HVAC experience we want at a significant savings.

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