I live in the really northern part of the country, where the weather is respectfully cold. However, I entirely detest winter. The temperature in this area is below frigid for the majority of the year. It is not unregular for the temperature to drop as low as zero degrees for weeks at a time. With the added wind chill, it is downright dangerous to go outside. I am respectfully trapped in the lake house for about 2 months out of the year. It is thus necessary to keep the windows shut, insulate, caulk, weatherstrip as well as prevent any leak which might allow the heated air to seep outside. I still will spend a ton of money to heat my house however. The oil furnace therefore seems to run non stop as well as yet the lake house sometimes still feels slightly cold. Plus, the air becomes dreadfully stale as well as dry. Even more I deal with chapped lips, dry skin, frizzy hair, as well as static shock. I’ve considered adding a ventilation plan or a humidifier to improve comfort as well as air quality, however I simply dislike having to spend more money to combat the effects of the horrible Winter weather. I have already invested a fortune to purchase, install as well as maintain the oil furnace. I have as well purchased tons of Winter gear, including a wool coat, heavy boots, scarf, hat as well as gloves. I have had no option but to also purchase snow shovels, an ice scraper as well as a snow blower. If I ever want to leave the house, it’s necessary to spend many minutes shoveling the walkways, clearing the driveways as well as brushing the snow off the car. I need to let the car’s gas furnace run for at least ten minutes to thaw the windshield. Because of the snow as well as ice, I’ve even have had to spend extra money to own a four-wheel-drive vehicle.