Trust Tom Rostron Heating & Air Conditioning to recommend the best energy efficient heating system for your home and family's needs, and perform an impeccable installation.
At Tom Rostron, we install heating systems that deliver exceptional comfort, energy efficiency, and value. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to heating units, we first assess your heating load needs and then properly spec a heating system that will meet those needs.
When you decide it is time to improve your comfort, know that you have options when it comes to heating your home. The two basic furnace types are condensing and non-condensing, referring to the type of heat exchanger at work in your heating equipment. We recommend the condensing models for most homeowners.
Condensing furnaces are far more efficient, ranging from around 90-percent to more than 95-percent efficient.
Also, condensing furnaces lose so little heat that a chimney is not necessary. Flue gases can exhaust from your home through a PVC pipe through an outdoor wall. Without the installation or replacement cost of a new chimney, the cost of installation is significantly less than a non-condensing furnace.
Additional Furnace Efficiency and Performance
Some of our available heating system models also offer sealed combustion for better efficiency. Air for combustion is drawn into your home through an additional PVC pipe instead of being drawn from inside your home. Sealed combustion means:
- fewer indoor drafts
- less noise
- lower chance of hazardous back-drafting
At a higher initial cost, customers may choose a two-stage or modulating heat output furnace with a variable-speed blower for the ultimate in comfort and efficiency. This type of blower is necessary for better central air-conditioning performance.
In all but the coldest weather, the gas burners on these models operate at a low heat level. This allows the furnace to run more continuously with fewer uncomfortable on/off cycles. The blower also runs slower and quieter operating at a lower level. During very cold weather, it automatically switches to high heat.
Taking the Next Step
If you think it may be time to improve your cold-weather comfort, give us a call at 732-223-8221. We service Monmouth and Ocean counties, and can help you determine a course of action that will offer the best return on your home heating investment. For you, that might mean installing a new, energy efficient furnace, or it might mean installing one or more Mitsubishi mini splits. Our ENERGY STAR rated home heating systems will have you saving money on energy costs and saving your sweater for the ski slopes.