Being new to living in the north has not been the easiest thing in the world.
The people are good by & large as is the culture.
It’s genuinely weird from where I grew up. But, I am finding a lot to like about living in the good white north of this country. It’s the weather that has me all messed up. I have never had to rely so heavily on the Heating & A/C to be warm. And even when the Heating & A/C is cranked up, the house still felt frigid to me. The first winter, I attributed all this to me just being new to the cold. So this year, plus getting the Heating & A/C evaluated & ran tests on, I did some other stuff. The oil furnace is practically brand new so I felt pretty safe about getting through the Winter time with it. I did, but, install a wood stove as a back up as both of us live out a ways. Both of us could be stuck out here if the oil furnace were to fail & the snow got deep. I also made the effort to find all the locales where I could tighten up our home. Along with replacing all the weather stripping on all the entry doors, I added some insulation to the attic. My buddy loaned me & instant learn temperature gun. He showed me how to walk around the exterior of our house to check for locales where Heating & A/C was leaking out. I was shocked to find so many spots that were letting the frigid air in & the moderate air out. Hopefully, our hour Winter time will be far more cozy. It has been so far.