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Summer Time Energy saver tip

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Summer Time Energy saver tip.

Landscaping:

Plant fast or slow growing shade trees around your home, Close to windows and high enough to go over roofs, it is 5% cooler under a shade tree then otherwise, which can reduce your homes cooling costs considerably. Depending on the number of trees that you plant around your landscape

Fast growing trees do not live as long nor are they as strong as slow growing trees, so decide what type of tree you will need by your region. Northern states or countries can use fast growing trees, Southern states should build slower growing trees, they survive better in the heat.

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Windows and other house openings:

Warm-Climate Window Tips

Install white window shades, drapes, or blinds to reflect heat away from the house.

Close curtains on south- and west-facing windows during the day.

Install awnings on south- and west-facing windows.

Apply sun-control or other reflective films on south-facing windows to reduce solar gain.

$ Long-Term Savings Tip: Installing new, high-performance windows will improve your home's energy performance. While it may take many years for new windows to pay off in energy savings, the benefits of added comfort and improved aesthetics and functionality may make the investment worth it to you. Today, many new window technologies are available that are worth considering. Glazing materials (the glass part of the window) now come with a variety of selective coatings and other features; frames are available in aluminum, wood, vinyl, fiber glass, or combinations of these materials. Each type of glazing material and frame has advantages and disadvantages.

Save energy, by sealing off door openings with weather striping, chalking windows and cracks.

By letting hot air from outside in and letting cool air from inside get out... Air leaks could account for as much as 30 percent of your energy bill.

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