Upgrade Your Home in the New Year

Roanoke homeowners don’t have to be stuck in the past. Join the 21st century by giving your home a modern, high-efficiency plumbing and heating upgrade. It can save you money in the long run.

Better Heating System

Where to start upgrading? How about your heating system? If your furnace is aging, it might be time to upgrade to a new, energy-efficient model.  Older furnaces burn as much money as they do fuel. A modern furnace can be up to 90 percent energy-efficient, meaning lower utility bills and increased comfort.

More Hot Water for Less

Another good upgrade is to replace your existing hot water heater. Why pay to keep gallons and gallons of unused water heated day and night in a traditional storage-type heater? A more cost-effective option is to install a tankless water heater. Tankless heaters can provide your household virtually limitless hot water. Since they only heat water when it’s needed, that means spending less money on your monthly gas bill.  

High-Efficiency Plumbing

If your bathroom hasn’t been updated in decades, you’re watching too much of your hard-earned money go down the drain with each shower or flush of the toilet. By replacing outdated toilets, faucets, and showerheads with new, energy-efficient versions, you’ll reduce water usage and your utility bills at the same time.

Almost a quarter of household water is used by toilets alone. Switching to a high-efficiency toilet can save up to 12,775 gallons of water per year in some cases. If you enjoy long, hot showers, switching to a low-flow showerhead can save the average family up to 2,900 gallons of water per year, according to Environmental Protection Agency statistics.

Ready to Upgrade?

If you’re ready to update your home and start saving money, we’re ready to help. Call the experts at Southern Trust today at (540) 343-4348 for more information.

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