Many homeowners are looking for ways to save on their utility bills. You can enjoy savings from investing in energy-efficient windows, siding and roofing. However, did you know that your landscaping also has an impact on your overall energy consumption?
One of the area’s best outdoor living contractors shares how smart landscaping choices can save you on energy costs.
How Can Your Landscaping Help You Save on Energy?
Compared to a sunny yard, a tree-shaded one can be up to six degrees cooler. A shaded lawn is also cooler than a sunny pavement by 25 degrees. Proper tree positioning can help you save up to 25 percent of your home’s heating and cooling costs. Also, shading your roof can boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner by at least ten percent.
Fun fact: a single shade tree has a cooling capacity of 15 air conditioners. With the proper placement of trees in your landscaping, your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard to keep you comfortable. It does not only mean lower energy consumption but also longer-lasting equipment.
Choose a Contractor Who Knows What’s Best for Your Landscape
As a leading provider of landscape services, you can count on Backyard Reflections for the best outdoor living solutions. We know which plants and flowers work best for your climate. Our team is also experienced in maintaining a beautiful softscape that lasts.
We have been providing innovative landscape solutions for more than two decades, so we know what’s ideal for the local climate. When you choose us, we guarantee that your landscape will have character a more inviting and relaxing atmosphere.
Whether you need a new landscape lighting design or need assistance with gardening, you can depend on Backyard Reflections. Call us at (320) 274-6336 (Annandale) or (218) 454-1065 (Nisswa). You may also fill out our contact form to request a consultation.