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Homeowners Tips for a More Energy Efficient Winter

Posted: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 | Filed under: awnings, Home Improvement, Remodeling
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 Whether or not you live in a home or an apartment, there are a few simple steps that everyone can take to conserve a little more energy (and a little more cash).  We’ve collected a few of our favorites.  They are simple and easy, and can make a real, tangible difference to your heating bills in the winter months.

 

1.  Installing evergreen plants close to your house can help you save up to 30% in energy costs.  If you are going to plant trees as a windbreak, you should plant them on the north and northwest side of your home.  This way, they will block the winds, but not the sunshine (which travels lower on the southern horizon in the winter).  It is important to keep in mind that windbreaks work best when the evergreen trees you are planting are less than the length of two trees from your home. Read more »