Check out our blog and seasonal newsletter for the latest from the Tom Rostron Company. Here, you will find information about our newest products and initiatives as well as some special deals for blog and newsletter readers. Every issue, we offer some helpful tips for managing and maintaining your home systems. It’s not all business, though. We share good news from our Monmouth and Ocean county communities and even throw in a favorite recipe from our staff to try at home.
With so many different ways to approach improving home energy efficiency and performance, it can be difficult for many homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean counties to know where to start. Most people know what they’re looking to accomplish (enhanced home comfort, reduced energy bills, or something similar). The difficulty arises, however, in knowing how to move forward. To keep things simple, we recommend taking what we call the “ABC” approach to home performance.
We’ve talked a lot on our blog about how air sealing and insulation are the first two steps towards a healthier, more efficient home. While these upgrades generally form a solid base for home performance, there are other things that can be done in order to ensure an uptick in energy efficiency. One type of product that comes to mind is the mini split heat pump, which has taken the industry by storm over the past handful of years.
A new year is here, which has many homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean counties reevaluating home performance and energy efficiency. The winter chill is in the air, and there’s no better time than now to ensure that you and your family are warm and comfortable in the coming months. What’s the best approach?
If there’s one issue that many homeowners can admit they deal with regularly in Monmouth and Ocean counties, it’s household moisture. Understanding how to deal with moisture in the home can be easier said than done, and if left to fester, mold can come as a result. Tom Rostron can help to make moisture issues in your home a thing of the past, and it all starts with a breakdown of moisture, mold and your home relate to one another.
We’re now in the depths of winter here in Monmouth and Ocean counties, and as much as homeowners don’t want to admit it, there’s more to come. One of the biggest problems that rears its ugly head each winter is the issue of ice dams. For many homeowners, ice dams can be more than mere annoyances; they can ruin your roof (and areas of your home!) if left unaddressed.
Now is the time of year when homeowners in Ocean and Monmouth counties start thinking about how to keep things as warm and toasty as possible for when the depths of winter finally hit us. In most cases, people find themselves looking at their heating systems, trying to determine what—if anything—is going on. While HVAC systems certainly play into home comfort, they’re not everything.
The onset of winter often leads to homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean Counties reevaluating the energy efficiency of their homes. Sometimes, it comes from something obvious like a draft that can’t go unnoticed. In other cases, however, energy efficiency issues manifest themselves in more subtle ways, such as never being able to get the home truly comfortable in the heat of summer or the cold of winter.
While we have been experiencing a recent warm spell here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, you can be sure winter’s chill is not far away. With each passing day, more and more homeowners are looking to ensure their heating systems are ready to face the harshest months of the year. Before the cold kicks into full gear, it’s important to make sure your heating system is operating at maximum efficiency, and the best way to do so is with preventive maintenance.
Homeowners in Monmouth and Ocean Counties are bracing themselves for the holiday season and trying to save as much money as possible as the temperatures outside continue to fall. We understand how difficult it is to save—especially around this time of the year. Unsurprisingly, this can make affording upgrades to your home performance system easier said than done, but we’re committed to doing whatever we possibly can in order to keep you and your family warm this winter.