BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Shade is useful in more ways than one on hot, summer days.
Mary Bubala reports shade can help keep you cool in the hot weather, but it can also protect your air conditioner.READ MORE: Baltimore County First Responders Search For Missing Person Near Railroad Trail
Plant trees and shrubs to shade air conditioning units, but don’t block the airflow.READ MORE: Roof Partially Collapses At Scene Of Mt. Airy Barn Fire, Authorities Say
A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10 percent less electricity than those operating in the sun.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Cooler & Sunny, But Cloudy Skies On The Way