Landscaping around your home to work with the climate of Northwest Arkansas, as well as the conditions around your building, can help insulate against solar gain and winter wind. While it may seem like it could take years to reap the benefits of landscaping, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average home will start seeing long-term energy savings in fewer than eight years.
The weather conditions particular to your residence may vary slightly from those of Northwest Arkansas overall. This is your home’s “microclimate.” For instance, a home surrounded by trees receives more shade and less solar gain than a home in a dry, treeless area.
When landscaping, you are essentially trying to insulate against the hot summer sun and cold winter winds, while not obstructing the sun in winter or cooling breezes in summer. We’ve got a few tips to help you make the most of your landscape all year:
While landscaping to insulate against the sun and wind eases the strain on your HVAC equipment, you’ll see the most benefit by also keeping your equipment well-maintained. You won’t have to wait years to see the savings maintenance provides, either. Call Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal today. We’ll be happy to help you save energy!
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