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Cool Zones

The Cool Zones program season runs from June 1st - October 31st.

It provides free, air-conditioned respites across San Diego County (such as the county libraries and community centers).

To cool off when outside of the program season, go to the San Diego County Library website to locate a county library near you.

You do not have to be an older adult or disabled to use a Cool Zone. Anyone looking to escape the extreme heat may go to one of the sites.

Cool Zones lower utility use for residents and help conserve energy for the whole community as well.

Are you a public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit, organization interested in participating as a Cool Zone site? Please complete the Standards of Participation form or send us an email iif you have any questions.  


Cool Zone Fan Program

electric fan

You can request a Cool Zone fan anytime, even if it is outside the June 1st – October 31st Cool Zone season months.

You can apply by completing the eligibility survey.

All these things must apply to you to receive a fan:

  • You have no access to an air-conditioned space where you live
  • You are unable to travel to a Cool Zone site
  • You do not own a working electric fan in your household
  • You have not received a Cool Zone fan in the last 2 years
  • You are 60 or older or disabled
  • You meet the total household income requirement below
# of individuals in Household

Total Annual Household

Income less than or, equal to:

1-2 $39,440
3 $49,720
4 $60,000
5 $70,280
6 $80,560
7 $90,840
8 $101,120
Each additional person +$10,280

The Cool Zones program is managed by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency together with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).

Send us an email if you need more information about Cool Zones.