Posted by: admin | March 20, 2011

IDT Energy Suggests Great Landscaping for Energy Savings

Most people don’t think of the landscaping around their homes as a possible source of energy savings, but they should. IDT Energy would like to suggest to consumers that they look into the potential dollar savings which proper landscaping can achieve over the course of the year.

How Can Landscaping Help Me Save?

We all know that well-done landscaping can add beauty and value to your home, but how can it improve energy efficiency? Easily. First consider the climate in which you live to create the most energy-efficient landscaping strategies. Additionally consider the micro-climate in which your home resides. Are you on a hill, in a valley, exposed to more wind and rain or less?

Correctly placed trees can create cooling shade in the summer and windbreaks in the winter and planting of the right shrubs and flowers can also help conserve water.

Be Creative!

IDT Energy urges people to think more about saving electricity at home and at work. Simple decisions about where to place trees, vines, and other plants can help save energy and money while increasing the value and beauty of your home. In certain cases the investment of a well landscaped garden can be returned in only eight years of consistently reduced energy bills.



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