House is uncomfortably cold in the winter time without enough heating available. The back of the house is especially cold during these colder months. This area includes bed- and bathrooms as well as Bern’s office.
Bern works mostly from home and needs to run an electric heater when it gets too cold in his office. We also run electric heaters in the bathrooms. Without heating, bath towels won’t dry during cold days and nights. I often take towels after we showered and let them dry in the warmer living room, of course I forget to put them back before I take my next shower…
I let our mini split run all day during cold periods in the front of the house where I work. Due to the open floorplan of our house the heat spread unevenly and creates hot and cold spots, especially in the evening.
We have slab on grade, concrete floors throughout the house, which are uncomfortably cold during the wintertime
House is very leaky and inside warmer air transfers fast by convection to the outside colder air in winter.
House has no wall insulation. House was build with 8″ hollow concrete blocks with paint on both sides nothing else. Again, warm air transfers fast to the outside, this time by conduction. Exception is one room addition to house, finished in 2015 with R-22 insulation.
House has various levels of roof insulation, in some areas never replaced in some areas replaced and added but installed improperly with gaps during previous remodel.
The slab on grade concrete floor does not have any insulation and extends to the outside at 80% of the house to a veranda, breeze way and sliding door sill. It creates a huge thermal bridge transferring any warmth from the inside floor quickly to the outside. The inside floor is always cold no matter how much we heat.