How to Utilize Your Landscape for Air Conditioning Efficiency
How often do you think about your Round Rock home’s landscaping? Whether or not you enjoy gardening and mowing your lawn, your landscape can offer benefits beyond aesthetic value—including improved air conditioning (AC) system efficiency!
Here at AiRCO Heating & Air Conditioning, our primary goal is to enhance your comfort. We want to help you take advantage of all the different opportunities available to you so you can feel comfortable in your Texas home.
Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals is here to help improve the energy efficiency of your Round Rock, TX, home. Just give us a call and let us know how we can help!
Landscaping Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioning Efficiency
Improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system by paying attention to your landscape and following these recommendations:
Plant Trees on Your Property
A great way you can increase shade, boost your level of home comfort, and enjoy improved air conditioning efficiency is by adding some extra trees in your yard. Just be sure to either work with a landscaper or do your research to locate the best areas for planting trees on your property so you can maximize the benefits they provide.Trees can help drop the temperature in the air by up to 6 degrees Fahrenheit, and strategic placement of trees could help you save as much as 25 percent on energy usage, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).
Add Vines to the Exterior of Your Home
If you’re looking for a quicker way to provide more shade to your home, add vines. This option provides immediate benefits, especially with summer on the way. Placing vines on the exterior of your home and by windows will prevent heat from seeping through, ultimately keeping your air conditioning system from overworking itself and allowing your home to feel cozier.
Place Shrubs and Bushes Around Your Home and AC Unit
Planting shrubs and bushes around your home is another helpful way to promote shade and keep your home feeling cooler, especially when you place them near windows and doors. Carefully adding shrubs and bushes around your air conditioning unit will also help by providing shade and preventing it from getting too hot from the sun. Depending on how you plant the shrubs and bushes, you could also create a safety barrier to prevent sticks, leaves, and grass from getting caught in and potentially damaging your unit.
Give Your AC Unit Breathing Room
Providing your home with shade and protection from the sun is vital, but don’t forget to give your outdoor AC unit some space. Keep plants and trees at least a couple of feet away from each side of the condenser unit to ensure a healthy airflow.
Landscaping your home not only creates added curb appeal but also improves the efficiency of your air conditioning system. We offer plenty of additional products and services to maximize your comfort, including upgrading your current heating and cooling system to a newer model and working with you to create a planned maintenance program.
We Can Take Care of Your Air Conditioning Needs
Whether you’re looking for more ways to increase the energy efficiency of your Round Rock, TX, home, or you have other heating and cooling concerns, our AiRCO experts are just a call away. You can reach us at 512-537-1234 or request service online today.