I’m so happy to be so cozy and warm this winter.
And so far, we are saving just over 20 percent on the heating costs. A warmer house with less heating costs? Where has that been since I moved to the north? Well, I guess preparing my house for winter was yet another thing that I had to learn about winter. Where I’m from, there’s not much to winter. Now and again we would have to flip the thermostat over to heating if we had a cold snap. But mostly, the winters I grew up with needed no more than a hoodie and maybe a pair of pants occasionally. That is certainly not the case in this region. This sort of cold is the kind that cuts right through you just stepping out the door. I have to say that dealing with this kind of weather in the winter was way tougher to get accustomed to than I thought it would be. I’ve been up here now 6 years and I’m still not fully acclimated to the winter cold. But I sure scored big by listening to a neighbor when it came to preparing my house for winter. Our home is a bit on the older side although it’s structurally in great shape. But with any older structure, gravity comes into play and produces gaps throughout the structure. So that’s what winter preparation really is all about. I spent a few weekends in the fall tightening up the house by sealing up all the gaps and cracks I could find. I also put down some new insulation in the attic as well. I’m amazed by the difference and am so thankful for all the saving when it comes to heating costs.