I walked outside a few days ago and was greeted by the first peonies of the season!  It was worth all the work to see how gorgeous they are.  (The chickies like to hide underneath them too so beauty and function!  Thought I would share a picture with you.

After I was done admiring the beautiful flowers, I was itching to go play in the dirt.  I figured this would be a good time to share some spring planting tips that concern your home’s energy efficiency!

1) When planting next to your outdoor unit, be sure to keep a 28″ minimum clearance.  Your AC and your electricity bill will thank you!

2) Don’t plant trees, vines or bushes where leaves, branches and debris can clog your outdoor unit’s fan.  An unbalanced fan not only raises a racket but is an energy hog!

3) Resist the urge to construct a pretty little “box” around your outdoor unit to hide it.  You know what I am talking about – with lattice or macrame or whatever the heck the neighbor used.  This cuts down on airflow and decreases your unit’s life.  Besides, a beautful Trane unit doesn’t need to be hidden!

A minimum of 28" from your landscaping assures your HVAC unit will operate at peak efficiency!

Stay tuned for more spring pictures and chickie updates!

 

 

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