Every one of us purchased our lake house in late November. While it was a nicely appointed lake house with all the latest amenities, it was also an older home. The structure was in fantastic shape as all of us made sure to get that professionally confirmed. In our area, the Winter time gets here pretty early. So by the time all of us closed and had the keys to the house, the early signs of Winter time were upon us. I didn’t have to worry about the HVAC heating method which was nice. The previous owner had upgraded both the heating and the cooling units for the house. So, it was with confidence that I was going into that first Winter time in our up-to-date site. From the start, I kept noticing that all of us were having to push the HVAC setting higher and higher in order to stay warm. This was concerning since all of us had a up-to-date gas furnace. I wondered if they cut corners on the gas furnace and it wasn’t powerful enough to heat the volume of our home. So, I had the HVCA people come out and provide the thing a complete inspection. I was surprised however relieved to learn that the gas furnace was not the problem. The HVAC tech assured me that all of us had a state of the art gas furnace with more than enough power to heat our home. The concern was the house. The HVAC tech proposed that I labor to really seal up the lake house tighter. That meant more insulation, up-to-date weather stripping and making sure the window casings were insulated. He also advocated I use a temp gun to find spots on the exterior that were leaking heated air.