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Tips from Southern Trust to Go Green and Save Money on your Energy Bill

by ripleypr on September 20, 2016

Everyone loves saving money, and when you can leave a smaller carbon footprint at the same time, why wouldn’t you? The team at Southern Trust Home Services in Roanoke, VA are experts in saving money on your plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems and can help you go green by choosing the most energy-efficient equipment for your home.

Southern Trust offers some of the newest, most energy-saving HVAC options available today, and we’ll be happy to come out and give you an overview. But there are some things you can do yourself to save on your energy bills that also help protect the environment.

Change incandescent bulbs to fluorescent
Not only do they use less energy, they last up to 10 times longer. These bulbs also emit less heat into the home.

Power off electronics
Even when turned off, electronics that have a glowing light still draw power and cost money. Unplug completely to save energy and lower your utility bills.

Switch to a smart thermostat
You can save on energy bills by turning down your thermostat in the winter and turning it up a little in the summer. But an even better way to save is to install a smart thermostat that is programmable to save energy automatically.

Turn down your boiler’s thermostat
If your home has a boiler, (or a hot water heater) turning down the hot water temperature to below 140 degrees will save money and energy without sacrificing comfort.

Read about other ways to go green throughout your life and community by checking out the WorldWatch Institute’s blog on Green Living. For information about saving energy in your home and to schedule an appointment with a Roanoke electrician from Southern Trust Home call us at 540-685-0106.