Your exterior climate can directly affect the interior climate of your house, from the air and ground temperature and the amount of sun that enters via your windows to air leaks around your doors and windows.
But did you know you could adjust your landscaping outside of your home to regulate the temperature and increase the comfort inside your home? This is called smart landscaping, and it could also boost your home’s energy efficiency.
What Long Island Homeowners Need to Know
The energy-saving landscaping techniques depend on where you live, of course, and Long Island falls into the temperate zone, according to energy.gov. With that in mind, here are a few ways you can make your house more energy efficient and reduce your heating and cooling costs through smart landscaping.