SOURCE: Southern California Gas Company

Southern California Gas Company

October 13, 2009 14:33 ET

Media Advisory: Cooler Weather Means It's Time to Have Furnaces Inspected, Says The Gas Company

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) -

WHAT:    Furnace-safety demonstration at The Gas Company's
         Pico Rivera facility.  A Gas Company 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 The Gas Company if furnace servicing
         is needed, before the busy season and first cold snap arrives.

WHEN:    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 - 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE:   Southern California Gas Co.
         Pico Rivera facility (Building A)
         8101 S. Rosemead Blvd.
         Pico Rivera, CA 90660

VISUALS: A Gas Company employee in blue uniform will inspect the burner
         flame, replace the furnace filter, check venting and offer
         conservation tips to help customers lower their winter heating

Contact Information

    Raul Gordillo
    The Gas Company
    (877) 866-2066
    (213) 200-0310 (cell)