Leave it to a northern rookie to make such a simple mistake when it comes to dealing with a real winter.
I’m new to this area and I’m going into my second winter.
But this one will be far more toasty inside my house and far less expensive when it comes to HVAC heating bills. I’m sort of writing off last year as just an aberration. First of all, I had no idea what a real winter would entail. I grew up in the south and had never lived anywhere the winter was legit. Sure, I have been skiing out west and stuff. But that was not representative of just what a northern winter is like. And I thought if I could enjoy a ski trip, I could certainly deal with the winter weather where I was being transferred. Well, I was stunned to find out that wasn’t the case at all. I moved into a house that I practically bought sight unseen. And it was late fall when I finally got settled. The house did come with a new HVAC system which included a new furnace. I figured that would be just fine. So you can imagine my surprise when I was never really warm in my house but the furnace seemed to be running all the time. I called the HVAC people and they checked it all out. My furnace was awesome and my problem lay elsewhere. One of my new colleagues helped me understand that a house had to be tight in order to stay warm in the winter. This was news to me. So this year I spent some money on making sure that I have the tightest house in the neighborhood.