In the middle of recovering from acute bronchitis, I turned off the heat in my apartment. Why? Well it wasn’t because I was trying to cut back on the household expenses. It had more to do with the fact that it was the middle of April and with the temperature getting warmer outside, it seems like the appropriate thing to do.
Now, here it is a few weeks later and I’ve decided to turn the heat back on. Why? Well its frigging cold and it was getting ridiculous — particularly since I had to relegate myself to the bedroom to keep warm. This meant that I wasn’t really enjoying my apartment while home, plus I was neglecting my chores.
With this in mind, I’m really going to have to carefully inspect a property when I eventually buy. These older homes have lots of character but if the windows are not properly insulated, you end up wasting a lot of money as you need to crank up the heat to compensate for all that is escaping out the windows/doors.