You may be surprised with the amount of money you can save just by landscaping properly. Quality residential landscape services know how and where to plant the proper plants to reduce your bills and help promote the environment. If you plan your yard space out right, you can really make your home cooler during the warm months. For example, the right landscaping elements can cut your air conditioning costs down by 15 to 50 percent. So how do residential landscape services think about energy efficiency?
Nature’s Air Conditioner
Certain kinds of trees actually cool the air around them directly. These include deciduous and evergreen trees, which use a process called evapotranspiration to cool the air. These kinds of trees can keep you cool during the warm years. You can also plant trees next to your air conditioning units to keep the air near them cooler, which will, in turn, make it easier for your air conditioning units to keep your home cool.
It all depends on what kind of climate you live in. Warmer clients can benefit from trees planted throughout your yard to keep temperatures down year-round, but if your home is somewhere that has a wider range of weather, you may have to be careful. This means planting trees on the south and west-facing sides of your home so they will protect your house from the sun during the summer months. Their bare branches will still let sunlight through during the winter, however!
Trees aren’t the only options for cooling your home down. Consider bushes and vines as well. They can be used to cool down walkways or specific windows of your home. By planting pushes along walkways or your driveway, you can gain some valuable sunlight protection.
Harford Is Here To Help
Ready to have the beautiful yard you’ve dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc. has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh, and Middle River.
For service during our business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We also offer 24/7 emergency service, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.