This year, I decided to move into a larger home. I bought my house when I was young and getting started, so it’s smaller and not in the area of town I’d prefer to live. It’s always been satisfactory, but after saving up and getting a raise recently, I’ve decided now is as good a time as any to move to the next step in life. I browsed through listings and debated my options. In the end, I decided to go with a home that needed a little work due to its age. However, its age is precisely what I loved most about the home. It’s an old Victorian style home located right in the center of town and is quite beautiful. Since it is dated, it needs some work, which included a new heating and cooling system. I got a wonderful set up with a furnace and central air, but for whatever reason, I still was not as comfortable as I wanted to be. I’ve never had an issue with heating and cooling in the past, so I was certainly surprised that I was having issues when I had a brand new system put in. I knew the filters didn’t need to be changed and I knew the equipment should be operating efficiently, so I contacted an HVAC company to come take a look. The solution was simple, and I was surprised I didn’t think of it myself. The home is large and old, as I’ve mentioned. The HVAC technician told me that air was escaping through cracks in the entryways and windows because they were not sealed off as tightly as they should be to keep the house insulated properly. Since I was already in the midst of redoing and replacing a number of things, I tacked replacing the doors and windows onto the list. Now that this has been taken care of, the heating and cooling is functioning perfectly.