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5 Simple Ways to Save Energy this Summer by Cleaning Up Your Yard

As the weather continues to warm up and the days get longer, it's time you did some summer clean up. While you're tidying up your home and yard, why not take the opportunity to save energy too? Here are five simple ways to save energy this summer by cleaning up your yard.

1. Prune Trees and Shrubs:

Pruning trees and shrubs can help reduce energy costs by allowing more sunlight to reach your home. This can help reduce the need for artificial lighting and heating during the day.

Woman Prunes Trees and Shrubs

2. Clean Gutters and Downspouts:

Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause water to back up and damage your roof and walls. Cleaning them regularly can help prevent this damage and save energy.

Cleaning gutters and downspouts

3. Plant Trees and Shrubs:

Planting trees and shrubs can help reduce energy costs by providing shade and blocking wind. This can help reduce the need for air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter.

Planting a Tree

4. Install Solar Panels:

Installing solar panels can help reduce energy costs by providing clean, renewable energy. This can help reduce your reliance on traditional energy sources and save you money in the long run. Our friends over at can happily assist with a quote!

Installing Solar Panels

5. Install a Rain Barrel:

Installing a rain barrel can help reduce water waste and save energy. Collecting rainwater can help reduce the need for water from the municipal water supply, which can help reduce energy costs.

Rain Barrel

By taking the time to clean up your yard this summer, you can help save energy and money. Unsure where to start? Call A-Lot Excavating! We can set up a consultation and show you ways to not only save energy, but ensure you are utilizing the full extent of your property. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call!



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