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Energy efficiency diagram urging homewners to save money through upgrades with Tom Rostron Co. INC in New Jersey

Winter isn’t exactly the easiest time of year for homeowners in Wall Township, Toms River, Belmar and surrounding towns. It’s a part of life, however, and one that is best to work with rather than against.

Whether we like to admit it or not, a lot of our time, especially during the winter months, is spent at home. During the summer here in Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ we spend significantly more time outdoors, but all the time spent inside when it’s cold out can be harmful to our health. Apart from the obvious, like potentially not getting enough exercise, spending so much time at home can have a negative impact.

As winter settles in here in Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ, you’re probably dreaming of warmer weather. You may also have a New Year’s resolution related to saving more and finally going on that dream vacation.

So, what can you do this winter to stay comfortable at home while also saving on your energy bills? Here are four tips to help you make the most out of the cold weather while also working towards your financial goals.

Warning sign with a blue background alerting of potential furnace failure in Wall Township, NJ.

With winter finally upon us, many homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean County are paying closer attention to how their furnaces are operating. Some rest easy each night knowing that their HVAC equipment is operating properly, while others fall asleep to strange noises or encounter odd smells that shouldn’t be there.

Winter is right around the corner here in Wall Township, NJ—you can feel it in the chill of the air. While homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean Counties may not want to admit it, the snow will be falling soon enough, which is why there’s no better time than right now to take a closer look at the current health of your furnace.

There’s nothing worse than having to deal with emergency repairs on the coldest day of the year, yet it happens all the time when homeowners go into the winter blindly, without having had their furnaces tested.

Fall is a beautiful time of the year here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. While it’s a season for reflecting on the summer months and taking a moment to slow down, it’s also a good time for homeowners to ensure that they’re getting the most out of energy efficiency. An efficient home is one that both saves you money and provides a safe, comfortable environment for you and your family. It’s important to ensure that efficiency issues aren’t plaguing your home before the winter hits, and the team at the Tom Rostron Company is here to help.

No one wants to admit it, but winter is surely on its way here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The cooler temps are becoming more and more apparent with each passing week, and area homeowners are taking steps towards ensuring that they’re ready for the ice and snow that lay ahead. One of the most important aspects of home efficiency and performance to look at is the current health of your furnace. When was the last time you had a furnace checkup performed?

Dirty air filter in need of cleaning by Tom Rostron. Monmouth and Ocean counties New Jersey

There’s been a lot of discussion lately among homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean counties about whether it’s better to have small amounts of outside air enter the home or to seal the home as tightly as possible. As with any aspect of home performance and energy efficiency, there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution that can be applied across the board to all homes.

With the hot, humid summer weather we’re having in Monmouth and Ocean County, you’re probably running your AC nonstop. Running your air conditioning continuously means you should have regular maintenance performed as well as consider the other elements that affect just how well your home is staying cool.

It’s been a beautiful summer so far here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, but also one that has seen its fair share of hot, humid days. When the summer sun is beating down, cooling a home can be challenging—especially those hard-to-reach rooms in which temperatures never seem to be stable. In many cases, the problem can be attributed not to the cooling system, but to the home’s building envelope.