I had no real method of just what I was signing up for.
Had I known the tplot depths of the chilly that a northern Winter time produces, I might have rethought my decision to move.
Instead, I am basically just hunkering down and trying to get through the chilly with the help of our HVAC heating. Where I am from, the Winter time is nothing compared to what I am experiencing now. In fact, I could go almost all Winter time separate from ever having to wear a coat at all. Then I came up here as saw first hand just how hard the Winter time really is. I am just not getting accustomed to it. As I enter my second winter, I am doing everything I can to really deal with the winter. That means I am doing everything I can to make sure that at least I am sizzling in my home. The HVAC costs the last 2 winters have been stupid expensive. This is not a sustainable way to live. Initially, I wrote off the heating expense to me just being modern to winter. The truth is that I have gone about it all wrong. Until now, I haven’t prepared my home and HVAC respectfully. That changed this fall. First, I had the HVAC people come out and supply the oil furnace a complete inspection and service. I want that thing to be not only reliable but operating at maximum efficiency. The rest was up to me. I went about sealing my home in order to keep the sizzling air in and the chilly air out. That meant modern storm doors. I also replaced all of the weather stripping. Finally, I sealed all the gaps I could find on the exterior. This Winter time just has to be better now.