When my many roommates plus I moved into an older beach house for rent in town, the two of us were absolutely satisfied by the current updates to the otherwise quite dated structure. Though the place was built in the 1950s, the owners had updated the entire kitchen plus even took upon the absolutely pricey task of installing many all new Anderson windows throughout the home. That was great, because modern windows can mean a huge savings in beach house heating and cooling costs, regardless of what kind of central heating or cooling proposal your house runs on. However, this did not actually mean the two of us were exempt from error. Our house is pretty far out in the country, so obviously, the two of us almost never think to lock up our windows at night. This became our undoing one fateful night when the two of us woke up a single day after a particularly drastic Wintertime storm. My roommate plus just I got up to let our little barking dog out, only to find that the wind from the Noreaster was so strong it had opened our living room windows in the night. It had even managed to move the screens aside somehow, plus push snow into the house. This meant our poor oil gas furnace apparently was just pushing air outside while the two of us had slept through the night. We know now that you should always take care to lock your doors plus windows up tightly while the two of us were in the night plus day throughout Wintertime. It turns out that closing them is not enough to keep out the freezing air, as this does not seal the surrounding closure completely. Locking your windows applies additional pressure against the actual windows, finally working to hold the window against the sealants plus eliminate drafts. Whether your old house runs on a gas gas furnace or an electric heater, be sure to lock up your windows up slender each plus every Wintertime season.