For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (Mar. 1, 2017) - Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is providing 1,150 free trees to its
residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, which helps
customers conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic
tree planting. Starting today, customers 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 dogwood.
"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
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.
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