How can I measure the dollar amount of savings from tree shade on my power bill?

Trees for Energy Conservation April 27, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

While there are many variables to account for, such as climate, home insulation, HVAC type, etc., research conducted at Auburn University found that with 17% shade on your house, your power bill will decrease by $10 per summer month (when your air-conditioner is running). If shade were to increase to 50% over your house, this translates to a savings of $30 per month.

Arbor Day has a neat tool you can use to calculate savings based on customized situations set by you.

Go here to see what kind of energy savings you can accomplish at home!


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.