Here are five signs your heat source is on its last legs

What’s the worst time to learn you need a new furnace? When the temperature bottoms out in winter, of course. That was certainly the case in Roanoke this winter, when temperatures plunged to unusually cold levels. Luckily, there are some tell-tale signs your furnace or heat pump is on its last legs. Knowing these signs of

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Five tips to prevent your pipes from freezing in frigid Roanoke weather

It’s not the ice; it’s the pressure that can burst your pipes. When temperatures dip well below freezing in the Roanoke Valley, Southern Trust promptly responds to dozens of frozen pipe calls, but there are some steps homeowners can take ahead of time to mitigate the risk. Water expands when it cools and freezes, of course, but

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