Don’t get burned staying warm

When Old Man Winter is at his worst, Roanoke residents just want to stay warm. Sometimes, if the heating system in your house isn’t quite up to the task, it can be convenient to use a space heater to help stay comfortable. Space heaters are not without their dangers, though, and homeowners need to be

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Dealing with heating emergencies in your Roanoke home

Winter is here. With the very real threat of winter storms and frigid temps, Roanoke residents need to make sure their heating systems are up to the task. No matter how well prepared you are, though, heating emergencies happen. Your furnace might give out, or a winter storm might cause a power outage in your

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Reduce heating costs with a digital thermostat for your Roanoke home

Save money, time, and energy with a modern thermostat It’s getting cold, and you’ve been on top of getting your Roanoke home ready for winter. Furnace tune-up. Check. Home winterized. Check. Thermostat upgraded. Wait. No, don’t wait. Call Southern Trust to upgrade your old thermostat to a new digital model. You’ll save money and have

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Six signs it may be time to replace your furnace

You should fire up your furnace before bitter cold descends on Roanoke. This will help you determine whether it’s good to go for another winter (with a tune-up, of course) or if it’s about to give up the ghost for good. The Roanoke heating experts at Southern Trust can provide a definitive diagnosis. There are, however, some

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Six reasons to get your Roanoke furnace tuned up

Frost will be clinging to the Peaks of Otter before you know it, and now is the time for Roanoke residents to get their furnaces tuned up. We are currently offering furnace maintenance tune-ups with a no-breakdown guarantee. If it breaks down within five years of the date of service, we’ll diagnose the problem for

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Four ways thermostats can save you on electrical costs

Now that winter time seems like it is in our rear view mirror, this is a great time to think about how much you spent on your energy bills this winter. If you had sticker shock every time you opened up your energy bill, this is a great time to take advantage of the cost

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The arrival of fall means it’s time for a furnace tune-up in Roanoke

Tired of summer heat? You won’t have to wait for relief much longer. On average, the first frost in the Roanoke area is Oct. 5. That’s among the earliest first frost dates in the state. It’s also a reminder to make an appointment with Southern Trust Home Services to give your furnace a tune-up. And after a

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Southern Trust can keep your AC humming over the Roanoke summer

Despite its mountain reputation and being tucked at the base of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke’s average high temperature of 87 degrees in July is on par with Atlanta. It already pushed 90 in early May. A hot summer lies ahead. It’s time for Southern Trust’s expert technicians to check your HVAC to ensure you’re not

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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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Southern Trust can help quell the silent killer that is carbon monoxide

It’s odorless, colorless and can kill you. Every year, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured after exposure to carbon monoxide. In light of January’s designation as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month, and our desire to keep our customers safe, here are a few fast facts about carbon monoxide and how to protect your family. Know the source.

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