With Earth Day just around the corner, what better time to think about conserving energy? Even better, what better time to think about conserving the energy that lives inside your wallet? It’s true: strategic shade tree planting = energy savings.
Of course, it just makes sense when you think about it. We all try to find a nice, shady spot to park our cars when we’re out and about in the blazing summer sun. That’s just smart. Choosing to design your property’s landscaping with home heat management in mind, is just as smart.
Naturally, it will take a bit of time for your trees reach the maturity necessary to produce an effective level of shade. However, once they do, you can expect a reduction of 20, to even 100 percent in energy needs for home cooling. Now that’s pretty remarkable!
The biggest key to maximizing your benefit from shade tree planting is; you guessed it: location! Some of the best choices for placing shade trees on your property include southwest and westward windows, walls and roofs, dark roofs and driveways (asphalt, etc.), and air conditioning intake areas. Oh, and and while you’re at it, don’t forget the value of beautiful green shade tree cover surrounding any outdoor seating area, as shown above!
For more great energy saving ideas to help with your home cooling costs this year, contact PJ’s HVAC Repair. We’ve made a point of setting our rates low enough for anyone to afford. Our diagnostic charge for first time customers is just $35.00, with flat rate pricing. Another great perk? PJ’s HVAC NEVER charges overtime for emergencies or weekend calls! When you need quality HVAC service and repair without compromise, do yourself a favor. Call PJ’s HVAC Repair at (615) 337-2345 You’ll be glad you did!