Monday, March 06, 2017
Electric Providing 1,150 Free Trees to Customers - HELP US SPREAD THE
Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is providing 1,150 free trees
to its residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees
program, which helps customer's conserve energy and reduce
household energy bills through strategic tree planting. Can
you assist us in spreading the word that your residents can reserve
one free tree per household by visiting www.arborday.org/ace or by calling 1-855-670-2773?
Customers should have their ACE account number handy when
ordering the free tree.
The one-gallon, four-foot potted tree will be delivered directly
to customers while supplies last. Available tree species include
American beech, baldcypress, river birch and white
"We are pleased to once again support the Energy-Saving Trees
program which benefits the environment and helps beautify the
communities we serve," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric
region president. "This program can also help our customers
save money on their air-conditioning expenses since trees provide
shade for the home in the summer months."
Shade trees can reduce residential cooling costs by as much as
20 percent, while in the winter months trees reduce wind speeds and
infiltration of cold air into homes, thereby reducing heating
costs. The Arbor Day Foundation calculates that the 1,150
trees are estimated to produce nearly $250,000 in energy
savings within 20 years.
The Energy-Saving Trees online tool assists Atlantic City
Electric customers in finding the most strategic location for
planting and estimates the annual savings. Customers using
the on-line tool can call the Arbor Day Foundation for technical
help at 1-855-670-2773.
The online tool was created by the Arbor Day Foundation and the
Davey Institute, a division of the Davey Tree Expert Co., and uses
peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service's
i-Tree Software to calculate estimated benefits.
Atlantic City Electric reminds customers to call 811 to have
utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. One
free call to 811 connects you to New Jersey One Call, which
notifies the appropriate utility companies of your intent to dig.
Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants
a call to 811.
For more information about Atlantic City Electric, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow us on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect. Our mobile app is
available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.
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