With utility costs expected their continued rise in 2023, a homeowner might add “improving my energy efficiency” to their New Year’s Resolution list. While simple fixes like weather stripping windows and doors and unplugging unused electronics will save you some cash, it’s the big-ticket items that will really make a dent in your utility costs.
If you currently have a conventional water heater but are considering a switch to a tankless model, there may be some things you should consider before you make the switch. Your Roanoke plumbing experts at Southern Trust Home Services want you to consider the benefits of going tankless when making a decision on a new
With all the winter holidays right around the corner, you’re probably thinking about making sure your home is cleaned and decorated and your menu is perfect for your guests. But if you’ve not considered how demanding the holiday season is on your plumbing system, you should take a few minutes to consider the shape of
Your furnace has been chugging along for nine or 10 years now. You’ve kept up with its maintenance schedule and it seems to be heating your home well. But is it time to consider installing a new one? Despite the initial outlay, will purchasing a new furnace help you save money in the long run?
Whether you are considering putting your home on the market, have a home that is more than 40 years old or need to add an electric car charger, an electrical safety inspection can determine if you’ll need to make some upgrades. An inspection can also show if your home is safe and free from common
If you are suffering with nasal congestion, worsening asthma or allergies, the problem may not lie with your body’s defenses but could be a sign that your home’s air quality is poor. Many people think that staying indoors will help them avoid air pollution or allergens that can trigger breathing problems, but the issue could
As we take some time on Sept. 17 to celebrate National Tradesman Day, we should also reflect on what it means to work as a skilled tradesman and why it’s a career with considering. What would life be like without the men and women who fix our leaky sinks or ensure our heating or air
Late afternoon summer thunderstorms can sometimes offer a cool relief from the relenting heat of seasonal sun. But they can also cause damage to your home’s electronic equipment if the storm causes a power outage or surge, or trips your home’s circuit panel. That’s why the Roanoke electrical experts at Southern Trust Home Services recommend
Between rate increases and inflation caused by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, Virginia homeowners can expect their utility bills to go up by 12 to 20% this summer. But there are ways homeowners can offset some of these costs by ensuring their homes are running as efficiently as possible. Your Roanoke cooling experts
With the Dog Days of Summer on top of the Roanoke area, many homeowners may still be feeling the effects of the high humidity even with their air conditioning unit running at a warp speed. Humidity in the Southern United States is no joke. And, until William Carrier accidentally invented air conditioning in 1902, the