Whenever our roommates and I moved into an older apartment for rent last year, every one of us were undoubtedly content by the current updates to the otherwise very dated structure. This was a single of the huge deciding factors when every one of us moved in–we wanted to make sure we would live anywhere that was built to withstand our serious winters, without us constantly having to DIY the apartment with shrink wrap on the windows and another round of door pads each and every year. Modern windows in a place can mean a important savings in apartment heating costs, regardless of what particular kind of central gas furnace your apartment runs on. However, this obviously did not mean every one of us were exempt from error. Our apartment is located pretty far out in the country, so every one of us almost never even try to lock up our windows at evening. This became our undoing eventually, when every one of us woke up a single day after a certainly serious Wintertime storm. My roommate and I both got up to let our little pet out, only to find that the wind from the huge Noreaster was so strong it had opened our windows in the evening. It had even managed to completely transfer the screens aside and push snow into the house. Locking your windows applies additional pressure against the actual windows, working to hold the window against the sealants and eliminate further drafts. Whether your apartment runs on a gas oil furnace or even electric heater, be sure to lock your windows up no matter what, each and every Wintertime season.