Conserve energy this summer in Roanoke with a smart thermostat

Hot weather is fast-approaching, and your home’s air conditioning unit will once again be put to the test.   Your Roanoke cooling experts at Southern Trust Home Services recommends that you install a smart thermostat to help you save on energy bills and stay cool doing it.   Not only are they sleek and efficient,

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A generator readiness plan ensures your unit will work when needed

Spring storms will soon head toward Roanoke and can bring along with them downed trees and flooding that can wipe out utility lines, leaving you and your family without power. Therefore, it’s a good idea to prepare for severe weather by investing in a whole-home generator and developing a generator readiness plan to ensure your

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Stay safe this winter with these space heater safety tips

Whether we are warming up a drafty space, needing extra heat or having to use them as a main heating source, Roanoke residents use space heaters in abundance during the cold winter months. But space heaters are not always safe and homeowners should take extra caution when using them to heat their homes. According to

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Make an Electrical Inspection a New Year’s Resolution

Starting the new year with an electrical inspection may be one way to keep a resolution to stay on top of household duties while simultaneously preparing your home for the rest of the winter ahead. While it’s true that fires started by electrical issues can happen at any time, the fact is that they most

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Tips to keep the holidays festive and not flammable

If you’ll be spending some time in the next few weeks decorating your Roanoke home by hanging lights on trees, roofs and eaves, using your stove more to make delightful treats or by affixing other electrical decorations around your home, you should also spend a little time ensuring that your electrical system can handle the

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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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