When it comes to cooling down your home in the summertime, every penny counts. There are many different factors that weigh in on the temperature in your home, such as insulation and the efficiency of your air conditioner. However, there is one factor that you might not be considering. What is that? How the quantity of trees around your home affect the temperature in your home.

The way trees cool you down is two-fold. The one factor that everyone recognizes is how the shade will cover you from the sun, but there is an additional effect that you will notice when standing underneath a tree, which adds to the lower temperature. Trees naturally release water vapor into the air surrounding them, which lowers the air temperature.

In some situations, having trees around your home can lower the annual cost of cooling by about 10%, which can translate into a respectable sum of money.