Energy Efficiency & Landscaping 
 
 
Using the proper landscaping can help you reduce the amount of energy consumed in your home by up to 25%. Check out these landscaping tips:
 
  • Plant large shade trees on the southwest corner of your house. This is a great way to keep your home cool during hot summer months.
     
  • Use evergreen trees and shrubs as windbreaks. Plant them along the north and west sides of your property to help block harsh winter winds.
     
  • Increase the efficiency of your air conditioner by 10% by using small trees or shrubs to shade the unit. Make sure the trees and shrubs are not too close to the unit, otherwise the airflow may be restricted.
     
  • Planting shrubs around your foundation with a 1-foot gap when plants are mature creates an insulating layer that reduces heat loss.
     
Find more tips on landscaping for energy efficiency by requesting our brochure, or check out the related links provided by the University of Missouri Extension.
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