You probably know that solar heat absorbed through the roof and windows of your home is one of the reasons it gets so hot inside. Simple things like closing the blinds and using window coverings can help keep your home cool, but the less well-known of them, landscaping can also impact your home’s climate and comfort.
Properly positioned around your home, just a few trees or shrubs can provide enough shade to save you up to 30% on your energy bills!
According to Energy.gov, “Shading and evapotranspiration (the process by which a plant actively moves and releases water vapor) from trees can reduce surrounding air temperatures as much as 6°F.” That’s 14°C by the way!
According to bhg.com “A single shade tree equals the cooling power of 15 air conditioners, and it runs for free!”
Ask Harmony about our favorite Calgary landscapers, or go ahead and head over to the garden store yourself to plant some trees in your yard this year!