Improve Home Energy Efficiency With Trees
A program known as Trees for Houston has partnered with CenterPoint Energy of Houston. The purpose of this program is to develop energy efficient landscaping in residential neighborhoods and new home construction projects. By using the right trees and planting them in strategic areas you can lower home cooling costs within a few years. Shade trees can produce years of savings on energy bills. Trees are beautiful and increase the value of the home and land which makes this program a very useful and marketable idea. Shade trees also improve air quality and absorb storm runoff.
Eligible customers in the Houston Texas area if approved can receive up to 2 trees per household from http://www.treesforhouston.org. You can contact Gary Woods at 281-474-4507 for more information.
Rules For Trees For Houston Program
Trees may only be planted on the west, east, or south side of the residence. You can pick among several species such as Live Oak, Red Maple, and Magnolia. Trees For Houston will deliver, plant, and offer advice for $25. The advice will give the most energy efficient location to place the tree. The program is done on a first come first served basis so the quicker you jump at the opportunity the more likely they can help you.
Be sure to call the electric, gas and water company to verify the place you would like the tree does not have underground pipes and wires underneath the area. Here is where you call to find this information out for Houston Texas: “Call Before You Dig” line at 1-800-669-8344.
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