Proper Shading Makes Energy Efficiency Easier

By Bouncey, July 13, 2009, Energy Efficiency

A properly landscaped home can significantly reduce your household energy consumption for heating and cooling. Consult your local nursery for information on trees and shrubbery that can serve as shade in the summer and wind blocks in the winter. You should consider mature size, growth rate, strength and brittleness before planting.

If buying a new house, you will lower your heating and cooling bills by choosing a house in a site that is synergistic with the climate and weather patterns. Direct sun exposure would be preferred in a cooler climate while a shaded area would be ideal for a hotter climate.

Keep window and drapes closed on hot days to reduce radiant solar gain.

See more energy efficiency and money saving tips.

Save money on your Texas electric service by switching to an lower rate energy plan today.

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