When my friend invited me to come and stay at her house I was extremely excited to finally see her new place.
She had been living in the new residence for well over a year, but I had not been able to go visit yet.
I was very curious what kind of living situation she had established for herself after house hunting for so long. When I arrived, I was actually rather surprised to find that her brand new home was not extremely comfortable. In fact, it was one of the coldest residences I think I have ever experienced myself. When I walked inside the front door I honestly didn’t feel much difference between the outside air temperature and the inside air temperature. I removed my coat and continued to shiver inside the house. It felt like there were icy drafts coming from every corner of the room, no matter which room we were in. I kept looking around and trying to decide if there was central heating and cooling by looking for the presence of air vents. Eventually I spotted some air vents and I even located the central thermostat. I mentioned that I was a bit chilly to my friend, hoping that she would increase the indoor air temperature. However, she shrugged and said that the house was a bit drafty for sure. I could not get out of her house fast enough so I could return to my own forced air furnace. The more I think about it, the more I cannot understand this ice-cold housing situation. Her energy bills must be through the roof, and she seems unaffected.