Great landscaping could lower your utility bills and make the yard outside your Palm Bay, Florida, home beautiful. Excellent landscaping could help you save energy, increase the value of your home, and make your family more comfortable.
You could save energy with landscaping by planting large shade trees and placing shrubs near your home to add insulation and to block wind and sunlight. Protect your HVAC system and keep grass clipping, leaves, twigs, and other debris away from your outdoor unit. You may build an awning over it and put a fence around it to increase its efficiency by adding shade in summer and blocking winter winds. Choose light pavement like concrete because it reflects more sunlight than materials like asphalt. This could make the air around your home cooler in summer, helping your air conditioning keep you cool.
Increasing the Value of Your Home
Quality landscaping may help you catch buyers’ attention when selling your home. People can picture watching their kids play or reading a good book much more easily when the lawn has a few comfy chairs under an awning and also some flowers and trees. Since it’s the first thing people see, making the front yard look appealing is very important. Many people see more return on their investment from increases in their homes’ values than what they spend, even on large landscaping improvements like building a gazebo or a storage shed.
Making Your Family More Comfortable
Trees that lose their leaves in winter provide lots of shade in summer and display beautiful fall colors. They also let the sun warm your home in the winter. With the sunlight streaming in during the cooler winter months helping to heat your home, your HVAC system will have an easier time keeping everyone warm throughout the home. Shrubs, trees, and other large plants also help to block noises from your neighborhood like traffic and lawn equipment.
Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC equipment. Call us at (321) 222-6718 or (305) 824-2265 for expert service.
Image provided by Shutterstock