BEAUMONT, Texas – Texans can stay substantially cooler by using fans to supplement air conditioning, but not everyone can afford these handy money-savers. That’s why for the 19th consecutive year, Entergy Texas is donating 1,300 fans to nonprofit agencies to help low-income customers.
The fans are being delivered to 31 locations, bringing the total number of fans donated by Entergy Texas to 21,900 fans since the program’s inception in 2001. The following towns and locations in Entergy’s eastern region getting fans this year include:
- Dayton – City Hall
- Daisetta – City Hall
- Beaumont – Salvation Army, Some Other Place and Beaumont Rainbow Room
- Orange – Salvation Army
- Vidor – United Christian Care Center
- Winnie – St. Vincent de Paul
- Port Arthur – Salvation Army
- Nederland – Community Care Prayer Outreach
- Sour Lake – Caring Christians Sharing
- Silsbee – Christian Care Center
- Kountze – Hardin County United Appeals
- Woodville – Tri-County CAP (Community Action Agency)
Remember to turn off fans when you do not need them. They still use electricity whether you are in the room to enjoy them or not. Besides fans, consider the following tips to save energy and keep your costs lower without sacrificing comfort:
- Set your thermostat at 78 degrees (or more).
- Get your A/C inspected to ensure the system is leak-free and operating efficiently.
- Change air filters regularly. Some units require monthly cleaning or replacing.
- Use a programmable thermostat.
- Close blinds, shades and curtains to keep the sun out and the cool air in.
- Close air conditioning vents in rooms that are not in use.
- Seal cracks and holes around doors, windows and duct work.
- Use weather stripping and caulk to keep the heat from seeping inside.
- Turn down water heaters to 120 degrees.
- Wash clothes with cold water when possible.
- Use toaster ovens or crock pots to prevent heating up your house with an oven.
- Use lower wattage bulbs or LED bulbs to save energy.
For more information on how to save money and keep your cool this summer, visit entergytexas.com/savemoney.