My condo is seriously big, very outdated and difficult to temperature control.
The weather in my local area makes both heating and cooling necessary.
Along with struggling to achieve year round comfort, the cost of running the gas furnace and a/c has a major impact on the budget. When all of us first moved into the house, there were problems with the ductwork, gas furnace and a/c! However, even having the duct system cleaned and sealed and replacing the heating and cooling device didn’t solve all of the troubles. The condo was not tightly sealed. All of us dealt with drafts, chilly and hot spots and our conditioned air leaking out through gaps in the thermal envelope. While caulking, weatherstripping and insulating helped a lot, all of us needed to replace the windows. The majority of energy losses can be blamed on windows. My condo has twenty-more than four windows of assorted sizes. Many of them were painted shut and all of them were single pane and super old, replacing them was an expensive project, especially since I wanted to purchase Energy Star rated, thermal pane options. Most of the windows required custom ordering due to their bizarre sizes. I started replacing the windows one at a time and l acquired how to complete the installation on my own. It took myself and others over more than four years to finally have all modern windows in the home. I have noticed a significant improvement in comfort and utility costs. There is far less temperature change from one room to another.The gas furnace and a/c no longer need to run as often or as long.