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Cleco wraps up annual fan drive

Jul 1, 2015

PINEVILLE, La - The Cleco Fan Drive is helping some of its elderly customers stay comfortable and save energy this summer. For 15 years, Cleco has partnered with local councils on aging throughout its service territory to distribute box fans to those in need. This year, Cleco delivered 700 fans to 20 local agencies serving the elderly.

“Whether it was through donations or assisting with fundraising events, our local communities Turner, general manager of customer experience management. “We are thankful for everyone’s efforts and generosity. Many of our elderly customers are on fixed incomes, and these fans can make a world of difference to them.”

While the fan drive directly aids elderly customers, it also is a reminder to everyone about conserving energy during the hot summer months. “Cleco recommends a thermostat setting of 78 degrees to achieve maximum energy efficiency,” said Turner. “Using a fan in the summer can make the air feel 10 degrees cooler, which helps you to maintain your thermostat at a higher setting. Fans are an inexpensive option to help cool your home during the summer.”

Cleco also encourages customers to run heat-generating appliances in the evening and to unplug electronic devices when they are not in use as they continue to use energy.

Elderly individuals who are interested in receiving a fan should contact their local council on aging. For additional energy conservation tips, customers should visit the Cleco website at


Below is a listing of all agencies that received fans:

Acadia Council on Aging
Allen Council on Aging Avoyelles Council on Aging 
Beauregard Council on Aging 
Calcasieu Council on Aging 
DeSoto Council on Aging 
Grant Council on Aging 
Iberia Council on Aging
Natchitoches Council on Aging
Rapides Council on Aging 
Rapides Senior Citizens Center 
Red River Council on Aging 
Sabine Council on Aging 
St. Landry Council on Aging 
St. Martin Council on Aging 
St. Mary Council on Aging 
St. Tammany Council on Aging 
Vernon Council on Aging 
Washington Council on Aging