A shade tree planted on the south or west side of your house can help keep your home cool in the summer and allow warm sunlight into your home during the winter. That means a more comfortable home, plus lower energy costs for you. Right now, Plymouth Utilities is offering cash incentives equal to 50% of the price of a new shade tree, up to $50 per tree. (Limit three trees per household.) Click here for Tree Power Incentive form and full program details.
Lighting accounts for about 20% of annual household electricity bills, or approximately $200 per year. The higher the bulb wattage, the more electricity thatís needed to make it burn brightly. You can save money by switching to energy-efficient lighting choices, such as CFLs and LEDs. Both provide high-quality light, use less energy, and last longer than standard bulbs. Instant discounts are available at participating retailers for select lighting products, while supplies last. Contact Focus on Energy at (800) 762-7077 or visit focusonenergy.com to learn more.