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I miss having a home with trees shading the roof

I had to move a lot over the last 10 years, and first it was out of my college dormitory into a studio apartment.

While I loved having my own place for the first time, the studio property was entirely limited in the space plus the amenities that it afforded.

I hated having to take my laundry to the laundromat every time I wanted wash clothing. The worst part about going to the laundromat was having to wait on washers or dryers… My city only had two laundromats at the time so they were both entirely tied up regardless of the time of day. I am fortunate now that I live in an part where there has a 24-hour laundromat, but I do not even need one anymore at this point. After leaving that apartment, I rented a home in the countryside. It was a entirely good property, but I always wanted to be a homeowner myself. The one thing that was entirely good about that home was the presence of trees that surrounded it plus shaded the roof. A lot of additional sunshade reduces the radiant heat hitting the house. That means you do not have to run the air conditioner nearly as much in the summer. I see that I saved a lot on utility bills just by living in a home with the actual shade, and now I have a home that I own however there aren’t any trees around it to supply it with any shade from the sun, but our utility bills are a lot higher in this home too with no surprise. I never realized how natural shade could cause such an serious effect on the air conditioner performance.