Wind causes extra energy consumption from drafty windows

For most of my life I lived in an harshly taxing climate! I grew up in the Midwest, where you experienced the worst of all worlds.

  • In the summer time the air is just as tepid and humid as in the deep south, however the season is fairly short, but it is intense and requires a great deal of central cooling power to stay comfortable.

In the winter, you are surrounded by ice cold cold air every single afternoon. The season lasts 6 to 8 months, and you have no choice but to operate your central heater every one of those terrifically cold mornings. The thing is, I realized that the outdoor air temperature doesn’t feel comparable in the south, even when the temperature is studying the same number, and for a while, I could not figure out why 20 degrees in the North felt much colder than 20 degrees in the south, however not only was it more challenging outside, but your entire apartment absolutely feels much colder in the midwest than it does in the south. After years of pondering this observation, I finally realized what made all the difference in indoor air temperature regulation between the two climates. In the north, the coldest mornings are generally accompanied by a great deal of wind, but even if your apartment is expertly sealed and heated, the cold drafts from outside make a immense difference in the perceived temperature inside. Even the most tightly sealed and insulated apartment doesn’t rest a chance. I wasn’t mistaken when I imagined that it constantly felt colder up north… the air quality easily causes a colder environment and necessitates additional heating power. Now I know, it easily is harder living in the Midwest.

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