November 20, 2012

Landscaping Can Take A Load Off Your Heating System

It may come as a surprise to many Peachtree City homeowners that one of the best ways to reduce their heating load is through landscaping. Strategic placement of landscaping elements, such as trees or fences, can ease the burden on your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system by reducing the amount of sun that your home absorbs during the summer and the amount of wind it braces against in the winter. Heating load, or the amount of energy it […]
October 13, 2015

Four Tips to Creatively Hide Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

An outdoor HVAC unit is a necessity for homeowners with a whole-house air conditioner, but this bulky box can mar the otherwise tranquil landscape of your yard. You can hide this unit in several ways, but there are some important considerations to take into account as well. Use these tips to find the right solution for your landscaping. Leave Room to Breathe Ventilation is the most important consideration when you’re concealing your HVAC unit. Whether you use shrubbery, a commercial […]
May 26, 2016

Xeriscaping Around Your A/C Unit

Your air conditioner plays a crucial role in keeping your home comfortable, but it’s no looker. In a carefully landscaped yard, the typical A/C system tends to stand out like a sore thumb. Fortunately, a little xeriscaping can go a long way towards hiding your A/C while helping it run more efficiently. Using Plants to Your Advantage You can use xeriscaping to keep your A/C system out of sight without putting it out of mind. For instance, bushes and hedges […]
June 18, 2019

Ways Gardening May Affect Your HVAC Performance

Your HVAC system’s performance can be affected by many factors, including how you do your landscaping or gardening. Trees, shrubs and even garden furniture can have an impact on efficiency. Read on and learn how gardening affects HVAC performance. Plant Carefully The trees and shrubs you plant today can cause problems years from now — or not, if you plant carefully. When planting trees, think about how big they will get. Plant them at at least 30 feet from your home, […]