Texas Electric: Summer Landscaping Tips that Save on Energy

by jsgs45 on May 3, 2010

How your yard is landscaped can save you energy – if you do it right. Here we’ll give you some energy-conserving landscaping tips to help you save money.

To Save on Your Texas Electric Bill – Landscape According to Your Climate

The U.S. can basically be divided into four climate regions: temperate, hot-arid, hot-humid and cool. The top half of Texas falls in the temperate zone; the bottom half falls in the hot-humid region.

If you live in the temperate region:

Choose landscaping that provides maximum shade during the summer. Also, try to find ways to funnel summer breezes towards the home.

If you live in the hot-humid region, keep the following in mind when landscaping:

Don’t put in planting beds that require frequent watering;

Choose trees that will provide adequate summer shade; and of course

Select landscaping that funnels summer breezes toward the home to take advantage of the cool air.

Save on Your Summer Texas Electric Bill

With summer right around the corner, you may be worried about increasing energy bills. This is particularly true if you’re on a prepaid electric service plan because you’re already paying more than consumers with conventional plans.

Now is the time to start shopping for better electric rates. Even with less-than-perfect credit, conventional Texas electric companies have programs that can help you. In some cases, you may even wind up paying much less than what you’re paying now.

So do some shopping around for low-deposit and no-deposit energy plans.

Contact your Texas electricity company to see which options they offer that may help you.

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