We often think of ways to save money on our heating and cooling inside our home. However, you can also save money by making changes outside of the home. For example, here is a shocking fact: On average, a well-designed landscape saves enough energy to pay for itself in less than 8 years (Energy.gov) Wow, right? It’s true, making some changes to your home’s landscaping can really increase its energy efficiency. Since it is summer, we are going to focus on how we can save money through landscaping right now.
According to Energy.gov, “a well-planned landscape can reduce and unshaded home’s air conditioning costs by 15-50 percent.” Since shading your home can be such a big help, here a few shading tips from Energy.gov:
Learn more tips at Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Landscaping.
Questions? Contact Flame! Happy planting!