The washroom our children use is almost constantly cold. Now that it’s become incredibly freezing outside, I’ve begun to notice it when I go in their to clean on the weekends. At first, I thought maybe there was a concern with the room itself. I checked the baseboard radiator, but felt the heat coming out just fine, so the Heating, Ventilation, & A/C system easily wasn’t the concern here. Then I checked the window, expecting to recognize a draft which indicated the gaskets for the window were bad or perhaps the whole window itself had suffered from a shoddy install. Neither of these happened either. I felt no chilly air coming out of the window at all, it was slender & solid, and determined to find the source of the chilly air, I went online & did some digging. Only then did I solve the problem, & it was so obvious I should have seen it coming from the start, however its something I’ve also never thought about before. The vent hood in the washroom doesn’t just suck up moisture in the air, but in the process it sucks up the hot air, particularly the air in apartment thats been warmed up by the oil boiler. It may not seem love these little vents can do much, but apparently you’re only supposed to leave them on for 20 minutes. An hour of a vent hood running can suck up all of the hot air in our house! So this weekend I’m buying a new switch for the washroom vent that is a timer, so the two of us can make sure it constantly turns off promptly.