Air conditioner energy efficiency is an important topic for many reasons. Not only does it help the environment, but it also eases the strain on your wallet. Proper landscaping around your home can make a noticeable difference in your energy usage and help you to achieve better air conditioner energy efficiency. In our temperate climate, you need to adjust your landscaping to suit the season. Try these tricks for a more efficient home.

Shade Your House

Place deciduous trees such as oaks and maples on the south and west sides of the home. This will shade your house from harsh summer sunlight, so your space will stay naturally cool in the summer. These large flowering plants provide plenty of coverage in the summer months, but lose their leaves in autumn so warming sunlight can still stream through when it’s cold outside. Doing double duty, this planting is ideal for energy efficiency year-round.

Channel the Breeze

Summer breezes typically come from the south. Channel these toward your home with well-placed windbreaks to help things stay cool. Windbreaks on the north and northwest side of the home will protect you from harsh winter winds, keeping things cozy when it gets cold. These windbreaks can also keep snowdrifts away from the home when you plant dense shrubbery along the bottoms of the trees.

Shade Your Air Conditioner

Keep your air conditioning unit cool by placing it in the shade. Shaded areas are as much as 25 degrees cooler than those that are exposed to the sun. The simple act of planting a well-placed tree or constructing a shade structure over your air conditioner can ease the strain on this unit, lowering your utility bills. Make sure anything you plant is at least two feet away from the unit so air can circulate freely.

Combine these handy landscaping tips with regular AC maintenance and you can keep your home operating at peak efficiency all season long. If you’re overdue for a tuneup, call Griffith Energy Services today to make an appointment. You can reach our technicians at 888-474-3391.

Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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