PECO Helping Local Seniors Beat the Heat and Stay Safe and Cool This Summer
Company donating fans to five local senior centers
PHILADELPHIA -- June 20, 2013
In preparation for the first potential summer heat wave in the Philadelphia
area, PECO will donate 500 fans to seniors across the region to help them
manage the heat and stay safe this summer.
CAMERA OPPORTUNITY: At 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21 at PECO’s loading dock at
2301 Market Street, PECO’s Energy for the Community volunteers will load five
vehicles with 100 fans each for distribution in Bucks, Chester, Delaware,
Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Members of the media can enter the
loading dock from 23^rd Street.
On Friday, fans will be distributed to the following locations between 11 a.m.
and 1 p.m. Seniors should contact the location in their area in advance to
*BUCKS COUNTY – Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (Bristol Township Senior
2501 Bath Road, Bristol, 215-785-6322
*CHESTER COUNTY – Chester County Department of Aging Services
601 Westtown Road, West Chester, 610-344-6350
*DELAWARE COUNTY – Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging
206 Eddystone Avenue, 2^nd Floor, Eddystone, 610-490-1300/1-800-416-4504
*MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County
536 George Street, Norristown, 610-275-1960
*PHILADELPHIA COUNTY – Philadelphia Corporation for Aging*
645 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-765-9040
*PCA distributes fans to seniors who have gone through a thorough
assessment process to determine their need.
All customers can stay safe and cool while managing their energy costs by
using less energy. As temperatures rise outside, PECO offers these suggestions
for keeping your home cool and your energy bill down:
*Turn off unnecessary lights.
*Close blinds, shades and drapes to reduce the amount of sunlight entering
*Use room fans, ceiling fans, and attic and whole-house fans to circulate
*Avoid using home appliances like dishwashers and clothes dryers during
peak daylight hours. These appliances generate heat and add humidity to
homes. Use these appliances during the early morning or late evening when
it is generally cooler.
*Keep your thermostat set at a constant comfortable level.
For more ways to save energy and money, visit www.peco.com/SmartIdeas or call
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary
of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and
494,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about
2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 82.1 billion cubic feet of natural
gas and 38.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2011. Founded in 1881,
PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate
citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous
arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community
programs and organizations.
215-841-5091 or 215-841-5555
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