Finding the reason for big heating bills

I’m just so glad that I didn’t give up on finding out why the house just wasn’t warm enough

I realize that when you’re a rookie at winter, there are plenty of mistakes that you’ll learn from. At least this was my feeling after my first winter up north. Having lived all my life where the heat pump was more than enough for heating, I was in for a crash course when it came to a gas furnace. The place I bought actually had the HVAC equipment replaced prior to our moving in. So that was really a great thing. We knew that going in to our first cold winter, we had great HVAC equipment. But we still suffered a bit that first year. The house was never really cozy and yet we were spending a lot on heating. But again, we sort of wrote it off to just being new. So going into our third winter, I was determined to find the cause of the cold in my house. Winter number 2 was basically a repeat of winter number 1. With the help of a work friend though, I finally found the heating cost culprit. There were two windows that weren’t properly insulated when they were installed. This didn’t take too much work to fix. But the results have been so amazing. It’s still early on but the winter weather is no longer making its way into our now cozy little house. Plus, the heating costs were dramatically reduced. I’m just so glad that I didn’t give up on finding out why the house just wasn’t warm enough. And thankfully, I had a friend who knew just where to look.

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