SOURCE: San Diego Gas & Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric

November 04, 2009 13:20 ET

Media Advisory: Cooler Weather Means It's Time to Have Furnaces Inspected, Says SDG&E

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) -

WHAT:       Furnace-safety demonstration at SDG&E's Skills Training Center.
            An SDG&E energy technician will discuss and demonstrate
            furnace-safety tips, how to re-light furnace pilot lights and
            other simple steps to follow to ensure the safe and efficient
            operation of home-heating appliances.

WHY:        Failure to perform annual maintenance on gas appliances may
            result in exposure to carbon monoxide, which can cause nausea,
            drowsiness, flu-like symptoms and even death.

            Also, home heating accounts for more than half of a
            homeowner's winter gas bill, so it is critical that furnaces
            operate safely and efficiently.

            Homeowners are encouraged to visit to schedule a
            service appointment or call SDG&E if furnace servicing is
            needed, before the busy season and first cold snap arrives.

WHEN:       Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

WHERE:      SDG&E Skills Training Center
            9060 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108

VISUALS:    An SDG&E employee in uniform will inspect the burner flame,
            replace the furnace filter, check venting and offer
            conservation tips to help customers lower their winter heating

DIRECTIONS: From Highway 163: Exit Friars Road and head east.  Turn left,
            just after driving under the I-805, onto 9060 Friars Road.

            From I-8 East: Take 15 N exit.  Exit Friars Road West.  Pass
            Costco and IKEA.  Turn right at 9060 Friars Rd.  The turn is
            right before I-805 overpass.  Look for a "Private Road" sign
            and turn into the driveway.  You will receive security
            clearance at the guard shack.  Photo identification is
            required for entry.  Continue up the hill to the Skills
            Training Administration building.

Contact Information

    Raul Gordillo
    San Diego Gas & Electric
    (877) 866-2066 (media line)
    (213) 200-0310 (mobile)