Besides making your yard aesthetically pleasing, trees can be planted to help reduce utility costs and increase your energy efficiency inside your home. Here are a couple of tips when it comes to strategically planting trees to reduce your energy costs and consumption.
  • Trees that lose their leaves in the fall permit warm sunlight to enter your home’s windows and heat the house. In the summer, the leaves block sunlight from entering through the windows and heating the home.
  • Plant trees on the south, east and/or west sides of your home.
  • Shade your air conditioning unit with a tree.
  • Use evergreens, trees and shrubs to block unwanted wind which can find itself in your home if there are small leaks in your windows, doors and walls.
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