(025) Save Money By Planting Trees

The trees in your front and back yard aren’t just for privacy anymore, they can actually save you some money if they’re placed in the right spots. How so you ask? Well by planting large deciduous trees west and northwest of your home, you can block enough sunlight from hitting it to save up to 35% on air conditioning bills.

Of course it might be a little costly at first to plant big enough trees to get the job done, but according to one study, this added up to be an additional $131 per month in savings.