If you ever thought about planting trees in your front lawn, you know how it will help the environment and clean the air around you. Did you ever consider how investing in tree service Austin could affect your utility bills and property value?
Because trees near your home reduce wind exposure, strategically placed trees can reduce your Austin heating and cooling bills by up to 9% in a year.
If you have a tree near a large office building, shade can reduce energy bills by up to 40%. While the trees lower your bills, they are also reducing your summer heat woes by about 9 degrees.
In addition to lowering your bills, planting trees around your home in the appropriate areas can add 1% to the sales price of your property per year. Not only are you investing in the future of your home with proper tree planting and care, you are also reducing the potential risk of flooding on your property.
One tree in your yard can intercept about 760 gallons of rainwater, which reduces runoff and prevents flooding.
As if lowering your bills, keeping you cool, and raising the value of your property weren’t enough, some studies have shown that trees in urban areas improve cognitive function, reduce crime, promote a more active lifestyle (thus improving health), and provide a sense of accomplishment to your community.
Children who play in green spaces display a lower incidence of ADHD symptoms and improved performance in school.
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