Everyone loves having air conditioning, especially in sunny Fresno, California, where temperatures often reach 100 degrees. However, not everyone loves the look of the outdoor HVAC unit. Thankfully, there are measures that homeowners can take to hide their units and keep their lawns looking pristine.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Landscaping’ Category
Landscaping’s main purpose is to make your yard and property look attractive, but you can have plants, trees and bushes do double duty by helping to enhance the overall efficiency of your home. With creative designs and strategic placement, you can conserve water, reduce pesticide use and pollution, and reduce your summer air conditioning costs. It takes a bit of planning but is actually relatively easy to do.
When it comes to keeping their homes energy efficient, people generally consider installing better insulation, replacing old doors or windows, laying down weatherstripping, buying an attic fan or investing in an Energy Star certified heating and cooling system. While all of these options are effective in both lowering utility bills and reducing energy consumption, there’s another option very few people consider – landscaping.
Your landscaping choices can have a big impact on your utility bills. By carefully planning where you plant different varieties of trees and shrubs, you can achieve significant energy savings by reducing your home’s heating and cooling load.