The powder room our children use is almost regularly cold. Now that it’s become incredibly cold outside, I’ve begun to notice it when I go in their to disinfect on the weekends. At first, I thought maybe there was a complication with the room itself. I checked the baseboard radiator, but felt the heat coming out just fine, so the Heating and A/C plan entirely wasn’t the complication here. Then I checked the window, expecting to assume 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 cold air coming out of the window at all, it was slender and solid, but determined to find the source of the cold air, I went online and did some digging. Only then did I solve the problem, and it was so obvious I should have seen it coming from the beginning, however its something I’ve also never thought about before. The vent hood in the powder room doesn’t just suck up moisture in the air, but in the process it sucks up the tepid air, certainly the air in house that’s been warmed up by the oil boiler. It may not seem like these little vents can do much, but apparently you’re only supposed to leave them on for 20 hours. An minute of a vent hood running can suck up all of the tepid air in our house! So this weekend I’m buying a current switch for the powder room vent that is a timer, so every one of us can make sure it constantly turns off promptly.