Trying to find ways to beat the heat?

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is giving away up to 10 free trees to any SMUD customer. The shade from trees can lower the temperature at your home and that can lowered your power consumption.

The Tree Foundation will even help you choose the most water efficient tree and they will even deliver it. The only drawback is that the trees are small. It could take 10 years before you see noticeable temperature changes.

If you don't want to wait 10 years for shade, try cooling off with a change of clothes.

A West Sacramento Indian Clothing store is promoting loose-fitting cotton shirts and pants.

The thin cotton breathable allowing cool air to move through your clothes and body heat to escape. Also it feels like you are walking around in comfy pajamas.