Cleco wraps up another successful fan drive
PINEVILLE, La. – Cleco’s annual fan drive will help some elderly customers stay cooler this summer thanks to 1,150 fans recently delivered to local Councils on Aging.
Each year, Cleco employees contribute funds and raise money to purchase fans. Now in its 12th year, Cleco’s fan drive provides fans to a total of 19 Councils on Aging in the parishes served by Cleco.
“Our employees are committed to this effort,” said Keith Crump, senior vice president of commercial operations. “We understand summer can be extra tough for our elderly customers, and we want to do what we can to help them.
“We know many of our elderly customers live on fixed incomes. Use of fans can make the air feel 10 degrees cooler and cost a fraction of what an air conditioner costs to run. And for customers who don’t have air conditioning, a fan is essential in the summer heat.”
All customers can help use energy more efficiently during the hot summer months by following some simple tips.
Set the thermostat at 78 degrees or higher if comfort allows.
Make sure drapes, plants and furniture do not block registers for supply or return air.
Don’t run heat-producing appliances during the heat of the day.
Close shades and drapes during the day to keep out the sun’s heat.
Don’t place freezers or refrigerators in unairconditioned areas such as garages or carports.
For additional tips, visit cleco.com.
Senior citizens in need of a fan can contact one of the following Councils on Aging:
Acadia Council on Aging in Crowley
Allen Council on Aging in Oakdale
Avoyelles Council on Aging in Marksville
Beauregard Council on Aging in DeRidder
Calcasieu Council on Aging in DeQuincy
DeSoto Council on Aging in Mansfield
Evangeline Council on Aging in Ville Platte
Grant Council on Aging in Colfax
Iberia Council on Aging in New Iberia
Natchitoches Council on Aging in Natchitoches
Rapides Council on Aging in Alexandria
Rapides Senior Center in Pineville
Red River Council on Aging in Coushatta
Sabine Council on Aging in Many
St. Landry Council on Aging in Opelousas
St. Martin Council on Aging in Breaux Bridge
St. Mary Council on Aging in Franklin
St. Tammany Council on Aging in Covington
Vernon Council on Aging in Leesville