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How Trees Can Reduce Energy Costs for Your Business

Dec 22nd 2015 at 3:44 AM

The addition of a new tree provides a host of benefits for any outdoor space, from improved air quality to greater aesthetic appeal for those who frequent the area. What you may not realize is that by planting trees, you can even save on utility bills. Read more to find out how to reduce your business’ energy costs through the strategic placement of trees on your property.

 

Sun-Blocking Savings

If your company operates in an area where summer heat necessitates the use of air conditioning and electric fans for comfort, then you need to consider adding a bit of foliage. By placing trees in the right spots—where their natural shade will cover windows and skylights—you can dramatically cut down on solar gain, which will drop the inside temperature in your building substantially.

 

As air conditioners represent one of the greatest expenses many commercial establishments must deal with in the warm seasons, it’s clear to see how adding a few trees is an action which can easily pay for itself in utility savings.

 

Other Benefits

 

Trees don’t just spare you constant use of your A/C unit—they also add visual appeal and attract attention to your location. A living tree will also help to soak up rainwater runoff, making it easier for patrons to access your business without trudging through deep puddles when the weather’s not so warm out.

 

To learn more about commercial tree care in San Antonio, please visit this website.

 

Author Bio:-

As a long time arborist and landscaper, Mark is dedicated to educating people about the joy that comes from property with healthy, trees and plants. You can find his thoughts at the arborist blog on Wordpress.

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