PECO Helps Seniors Beat the Heat and Stay Safe and Cool This Summer

PECO donates 600 fans to local senior centers as temperatures rise throughout the region

PHILADELPHIA--()--With the first day of summer just a few days away, PECO will donate 600 fans to seniors across the region to help them manage the heat and stay safe as temperatures rise this summer.

CAMERA OPPORTUNITIES:

At 10 a.m. on Friday, June 19 at PECO’s loading dock at 2301 Market Street, more than 20 PECO employee volunteers will load vehicles with fans for distribution in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties. Members of the media can enter the loading dock from 23rd Street.

At 1 p.m., PECO’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President Mike Innocenzo and PECO’s Energy for the Community volunteers will distribute 100 fans to seniors at Center in the Park (5818 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia), as well as share information on low-income programs and energy-saving tips for summer.

On Friday, fans will be distributed to the following locations across PECO’s service territory. Seniors should contact the location in their area in advance to make arrangements to pick up a fan.

  • BUCKS COUNTY – Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (Bristol Township Senior Center)
    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, 2nd 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 – Center in the Park
    5818 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, 215-848-7722
  • YORK COUNTY – Delta Area Senior Center
    5 Pendyrus Street, Delta, 717-456-5753

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 your home.
  • Use room fans, ceiling fans, and attic and whole-house fans to circulate air.
  • 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 peco.com/smartideas or call 1-888-5-PECO-SAVE (1-888-573-2672).

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 506,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2014. 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. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

Contacts

PECO
Emily Ryan, 215-841-5555
Emily.Ryan@exeloncorp.com

Release Summary

With the first day of summer just a few days away, PECO will donate 600 fans to seniors across the region to help them manage the heat and stay safe as temperatures rise this summer.

Contacts

PECO
Emily Ryan, 215-841-5555
Emily.Ryan@exeloncorp.com