The Gas Company Advises Customers to Inspect Furnaces, Re-Light Pilots Before First Major Cold Snap



 WHAT:       Furnace Safety Demonstration at a customer's home.
             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 operation of home heating
             appliances.   The safe use of natural gas fireplaces
             also will be discussed and demonstrated.  Winter
             preparation tips offered.

 WHEN:       Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 --Availability from 9:30 a.m.
             to noon

 WHERE:      11809 Porter Valley Drive, Northridge

             5 Freeway North to 118 Freeway West.  Tampa Avenue
             exit.  Right on Tampa, then right on Rinaldi, left
             on Porter Valley Drive.  Up 6 blocks, just past Pebble
             Beach Place on left-hand side.

 WHY:        Winter is approaching, and The Gas Company wants to help
             customers avoid delays in service by urging them to call
             now to have furnace pilot lights lit and furnaces
             inspected.  Proper and regular maintenance of home
             furnaces and gas logs can help prevent production of
             carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless and toxic gas.

 VISUALS:    A Gas Company energy technician will inspect burner
             flame, replace furnace filter, check venting and
             discuss steps consumers can take to prepare their
             furnace and fireplaces for winter to ensure safe

             B-roll is available.   Spanish-language spokesperson
             also available.


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