Energy Tip of the Week 6: Add Some Green to Your Home!

  • Use plants to shade windows, your A/C unit, and heat sinks such as dark pavement. Deciduous plants will lose their leaves and let the sunlight through during the winter.
  • Vines and shrubs, trained to grow against a wall, provide insulation and protection from both heat and cold.
  • Can’t plant outside? Indoor plants create less work for your HVAC system by increasing humidity through transpiration. The extra moisture makes a hot room feel cooler, and cold room feel warmer.
  • In addition to saving energy, exposure to plant life boosts your mood, helps wildlife, and improves air quality.
  • A proper landscape could reduce your summer cooling bill by up to 50%!

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