Getting through the cold of winter with HVAC warmth

The winter in these parts just keeps chipping away at me each and every year.

All the snow and ice are only matched by the deep cold temperatures. As I feel the first cold wind of winter blowing, I go into full on dread for what is bound to come. Unlike my neighbors, I was born and raised in the south. Winter down there was so mild that all we had to do was maybe wear a jacket outside. Now, I get pummeled by a type of cold that I still can’t acclimate to. I hadn’t even heard of a furnace until I moved up here. We used a heat pump where I come from. And it very infrequently came on to knock the chill out of the house. What I deal with now is much different. There is all the snow and the shoveling, it goes on and on. It’s pretty much all I can do to just simply sit inside the entire winter and huddle up inside the HVAC warmth. Even then, I’m no where near cozy warm. This year, I decided to do a few things to help maybe make me feel a bit warmer. I removed and replaced all of the weather stripping to make sure that there was a tight seal around the doors and windows. I even bought a new storm door as well. Then, I put some more insulation in the attic hoping to keep more of the HVAC treated air from escaping or cooling too soon. I know these efforts will help. But I sure would like to be looking forward to a nice southern winter.

 

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