During Fire Safety Month in October: Get Home Heating and Air Conditioner Tune-Up

Service Experts to Provide Free Tune-Ups and Promote Home Safety; In Recognition of Fire Safety Month, Service Experts Is Providing Several Tune-Ups and Carbon Monoxide Detectors to Needy Senior Citizens as Selected by a Human Services Agency

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) -  Service Experts, North America's heating and cooling repair and maintenance leader, is encouraging consumers to recognize Fire Safety Month and make the time to ensure their home system is running safely and at top efficiency. In Canada and the U.S., October marks Fire Safety Month while Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9.

Service Experts' 110 Centres in North America are on a mission this October to serve the public by tying its expertise with home heating and cooling system service to formally now include home fire safety education. According to Fire Prevention Canada, fires kill eight people every week in Canada. Of these deaths, 73% can be attributed to residential fires. To avoid such tragedy and to assist families with critical preparation and prevention steps, Service Experts is implementing the campaign, including providing consumers with a free downloadable home safety kit that is available at http://www.serviceexperts.ca/Special-Offers.aspx.

A major home safety precaution for furnace and air conditioning systems that homeowners can take is to have a professional conduct a safety check and tune-up.

"Twice a year checks of a home ventilating system provide significant peace of mind for homeowners where fire prevention is concerned," says Ian McKeen, Vice President of Marketing for Service Experts. "We encourage homeowners to develop the habit of having their system checked so problems can be identified before permanent system damage or fire can take place. Carbon monoxide leaks from gas appliances are a silent killer but often one of the dangers that homeowners are least aware of. We are encouraging our Centres in both Canada and the U.S. to work with their local fire departments to educate and engage the public on this issue."

To encourage Canadians to check their heating and cooling system, consumers who schedule a Precision™Tune-Up with participating centres during October will receive special Fire Safety Month pricing and also receive a free carbon monoxide detector.

"We want consumers to know that Service Experts is committed to both service and safety," adds McKeen. "Fire Safety Month in October is the perfect time to remind homeowners that good home comfort system maintenance is a key to protection."

In addition to the home safety kit, Service Experts is offering a free safety tip every day during October on Facebook and Twitter.

Service Experts LLC is the largest retail service company in North America providing home energy-efficiency solutions and installation, maintenance and repair of heating, air conditioning, ventilation and indoor air quality systems. Service Experts furnace and air conditioning technicians are certified by NATE (North American Technician Excellence), the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Their service is known for their exclusive Five Standards of Excellence and a written 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Service Experts has formed an extensive network of high-quality, well-established centres in Canada and the United States. To locate a Service Experts centre or arrange for heating, air conditioning, or indoor air quality products, service or maintenance, consumers may access the company's website, serviceexperts.ca, or call the Service Experts toll-free number at 1-888-HEATCOOL (1-888-432-8266). Useful heating and cooling information can also be found at the Blog of their spokesperson, Sam the Service Expert, at ServiceExperts.com/SamsBlog.

Contact Information:

Lara Plathe
(515) 453-2042