While there are many things you can do to keep the inside of your home energy-efficient, did you know there are also many simple tips that can be done for the outside of your home as well? Here are a few fun facts and tips that can help with your yard that will not only make it look great, but also help with reducing your energy costs. Keep in mind, too, that while some of these tips may be considered better suited for your home, they can also be applied to a swimming pool.
1. Trees! A properly-placed tree not only provides shade year-round, but because of the heat that it can block against your home, you can save about 20-25% on your home energy costs. Be sure that if you are going to plant any trees close to your home, only plant those that fit your landscape, and ideal for your area, based on seasons. If you plant any trees around your swimming pool or spa, keep in mind the required maintenance with pine needles, leaves, and branches.
2. If you reside in a home surrounded by trees, did you know that your energy costs can be up to 10% less than your neighbors who do have not have a shaded roof?
3, A shaded lawn can be 20-25% cooler than sunny pavement or concrete. If you have trees
4. A yard that is shaded by multiple trees can be approximately 5-6 degrees cooler than a yard in direct sunlight.
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