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Trees are great energy savers. Planting trees in strategic places around your home can save you money on your electric bill. Trees create a cooling effect by the evaporation they put off, as well as from the shade they create. Shade trees can reduce the air temperature around your home by up to five degrees.
In regions where the need for air conditioning is relatively small, having trees on your property can virtually do away with electric cooling. Many electric companies throughout the United States donate trees to their customers to encourage energy conservation.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|