I never realized just how insanely drafty a single of our apartments was until I lived through our first polar vortex. A true polar vortex is this weather phenomena that happens every so often up north; it’s well, basically a overpriced term for a front of harshly cold air, usually which are caused by high winds. The last a single I lived through plummeted parts of the entire country to minus 70 degrees. That’s 70 degrees below zero! While it didn’t happen quite that terrible right where I lived–we were spared with a mere 28 degrees below zero–and we had her own additional issues because of it. The areas with less cold air, we found, were due to the weather being less dry, allowing for storms. The end result: subzero temperatures in an ice storm. It wasn’t until it got that cold one day that I realized just how drafty our house was. The temperature control was only set at 65, however the temperature learn 50. The old electric gas furnace was cycling constantly; it was never shutting off! I simply walked around, as well as sure enough every window was profusely leaking in cold air, even locked! But it wasn’t the sides love I was used to, actually it was the bottom where the gasket was, clearly, it needed to be replaced long ago. What I ended up doing was getting every towel in the house, rolling them up very super tight, as well as shoving them all along the window sills. It looked very ridiculous, however it worked.