Fall Outdoor Lighting Tips and Safety

As summer transitions to autumn, more and more homeowners will be enjoying the cooler evenings on their porches and patios, and an outdoor lighting system is the perfect complement to the change in weather.    If not correctly installed and maintained, however, exterior lighting can pose some serious safety hazards. The Roanoke electrical experts at

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Make sure your home’s ready before investing in an EV

With gas prices up this spring — and expected to continue rising this summer — many frustrated drivers may start thinking about trading in their combustion-fired fossil fuel guzzlers for the sleek, smooth efficiency of an electric vehicle. EV technology is advancing quickly, expanding the driving range and improving performance and comfort. Gas-powered cars and

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Keep Your Outdoor Lights Safe and Bright This Summer

The season for spending more time outdoors is rapidly approaching. One of the highest-quality improvements homeowners can make is installing an outdoor lighting system, which can make your patio, porch or yard an attractive, welcoming destination for evening relaxation. Exterior lighting can also contribute to the safety and security of your property, as a deterrence

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O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Let’s Learn How to Keep You from Burning!

Around the area, families are busy decorating their homes for Christmas, but some decorations come with potential danger. Here are some tips from your Roanoke heating experts at Southern Trust Home Services on how to keep your home safe for the holidays.   Most people keep their decorations in storage for a year and then

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Save Energy (and Money) During the Holidays

It’s inevitable that we’re all going to use more energy during the holidays with the lights and decorations, plus all the cooking and cleaning can give your water heater and electrical system a workout. But there’s no need to throw up your hands. Here are a few suggestions from the Roanoke heating experts at Southern

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Safeguard Your Family During National Fire Prevention Week

Family safety is a prime concern here at Southern Trust Home Services. This year’s observance of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, serves as a reminder to protect your family from the dangers of fires caused by home heating and electrical systems.   At Southern Trust Home Services, the Roanoke electrical and heating experts, we

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Can Your Roanoke Electrical System Handle a Tesla or Other Electric Vehicle?

So, you finally made the jump to an electric vehicle, but you’re realizing that wimpy cord they gave you at the dealership just isn’t cutting it. But before you install a dedicated charger in your garage, here’s what you need to know about your Roanoke electrical system from Southern Trust Home Services.  Your Electric Car

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Go Digital with Smart Thermostats & Tankless Water Heaters
Upgrade to a Digital Thermostat, Go Tankless for Smart Holiday Savings

We’re pretty sure that Roanoke homeowners have better things to do with their money during the holidays than waste it on unnecessary heating costs. Cold weather doesn’t have to mean backbreaking heating bills. The experts at Southern Trust Home Service have some advice on cost-effective heating system upgrades for your Roanoke home that will start

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Don’t Get Zapped by Electrical Damage Costs

It’s shocking that more Roanoke homeowners don’t properly protect their homes from the threat of lightning and power surges.  Anything that is plugged into an outlet is vulnerable to unexpected power surges like lightning strikes. All it takes is one near-miss and the resulting shock to your house’s electrical system can fry expensive electronics and

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Get Your Roanoke Home’s Electrical System Inspected
Get Your Roanoke Home’s Electrical System Inspected

It’s shocking, but many Roanoke homeowners forget the importance of having their electrical systems inspected until it’s too late. Electricity is just one of those things it’s easy to take for granted — until you flip a switch and nothing happens or, even worse, there’s a pop, some smoke, and the lights go out. Warning

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