5 Ways to Conserve Energy this Summer
5 Ways to Conserve Energy this Summer In the last few years, the South has experienced some of the hottest summers on record and our experience in Roanoke hasn’t been much different. Weather patterns show our summers will continue to steam while the cost of utilities will continue to rise. The pairing of hot summers
5 Reasons You Need An AC Tune Up
5 Reasons You Need an AC Tune-up Right now, spring temperatures are comfortable for most Roanokers, but it won’t be long until the weather turns hotter and more humid, even at night. As our summers continue to get muggier, it’s not a good idea to risk having your air conditioner break down during a sweltering
April Showers Bring Storm Damage. Be Prepared
April Showers Bring Storm Damage. Be Prepared! We all know the rain we get in April helps make our landscaping grow in abundance during the hotter months. But we shouldn’t forget that rain is sometimes accompanied by storms that cause damage and power outages. While you certainly can’t control the weather, you can take precautions
How to tell if your main sewer line is clogged
We’ve all experienced that sinking feeling: You’re ready to take a relaxing shower only to see that your tub is backed up with a smelly sludge that won’t go down. While this could simply be a sign that your tub drain is clogged, it could also be a symptom of a buildup of tree roots
Imagine a day without water
Imagine going a day without a bath, the ability to cook or clean or even an opportunity to drink a cool glass of refreshing water. Water scarcity is a problem that is plaguing the globe and to underscore the importance of protecting and conserving this important resource, the United Nations has designated March 22 as
5 Signs Your Home Office Needs Electrical Improvements
Between high-speed internet and lingering concerns about COVID-19,more and more people are working from home offices instead of going into work on a daily basis. But, if you have an older home or have a lot of computer equipment, your home office might not be able to handle the electrical needs you require to get
Ring in the new year with a happy home: tips to improve your home’s energy efficiency
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.
Can a tankless top your conventional water heater?
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
Is your plumbing ready to handle your holiday guest list?
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
Will buying a new furnace help you save money this winter?
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?