Did you know?
An AC unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than one operating in the sun. Plant trees or shrubs to shade AC units but don't block the airflow.
The Right Tree in the Right Place
Trees add value to your property, and they lower your energy costs. However, trees that grow into and around power lines can pose safety hazards. This affects customers as well as the utility workers who have to maintain or service lines that come in contact with trees.
Help prevent these dangers by ensuring your trees are properly planted and maintained. Before planting near power lines, be sure your tree or shrub will not grow to cause problems. The Right Tree in the Right Place brochure can help you choose the proper tree or shrub.