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I live on the third floor of my building on open grounds (you use a staircase to get up to my apartment instead of traversing through a building) , facing a nearby river by about two miles, on top of a hill. So it's a little windy. Since late October, my apartment has been getting extremely cold, like beyond the bounds of human tolerance. At first I tried dressing warmer, and that worked, but lately the temps outside have been in the 30's and it just gets too cold.
So during November I used the electric heat more and my bill was huge. Everyone in my family said I'd probably have no use for it since I'm on the top floor; as my neighbors would probably be doing my heating for me. Well to me that's a bunch of bullshit because even the carpet is freezing. So I think the main suspect is my windows. They are huge, about 5 feet tall and maybe 5 1/2 feet wide. I have that large window in my living room, a backdoor just next to it, another large window in the bedroom (facing the same direction as the one in the living room) and a 5 foot by maybe two foot window near the kitchen, also facing the same direction. So My apartment all kind of faces the outside, as opposed to receding into the building.
These are newish windows and the apartment isn't what I would label 'old'. Would sealing up the windows keep the warmth in? Even when we run the heater, when it shuts off, the temperature plummets over the next 10 minutes or so.