Money may not grow on trees, but by planting them in the right places, they could be saving you money. Simply landscaping your yard and planting trees strategically can help keep your home cool, protect it from cold winter winds, and save energy—thus saving you money.
Oncor Electric and CenterPoint Energy are two major utility providers that have partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to bring the Energy Saving Trees program to Texas. This free tree program has a web-based mapping tool that allows homeowners to compare energy savings based on the amount of shade different types of trees are capable of providing their home.
Partnering utilities companies will provide up to two trees for you to plant in the area of your yard that allows for optimal energy savings. This sponsored program allows homeowners to save money on bills in a way that may not have been considered before.
To find out more about the Energy Saving Trees program and see if your electric provider is a partnering organization, visit http://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/#Home.
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