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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Reminders Customers to Stay Safe This Winter with Annual Heating Equipment Maintenance

Sep 23, 2013

Columbia contractors and Employee volunteers provide free clean and tune services to pre-selected low-income customers in need

* Photos available upon request 

CANONSBURG, PA With winter around the corner and furnaces expected to work longer to keep homes warm, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is reminding its customers to stay safe by using a professional contractor to clean and tune furnaces or other heating equipment.

Regular heating equipment maintenance is beneficial as equipment will run more efficiently, the life expectancy of the equipment can be extended, and risks such as carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented.

“During this busy time of year, it’s easy to forget to inspect your furnace,” said Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania President Mark Kempic. “Now is a great time to get equipment serviced before the arrival of cold weather.”

This past Saturday, Columbia Gas contractors and volunteers provided complimentary clean and tune services to 44 pre-selected elderly and disabled customers. If the clean and tune service revealed any safety repairs that needed to be made to the customer’s heating system, Columbia Gas  provided eligible customers with information on its Emergency Repair Program (ERP) which will help eligible customers pay for the safety repairs.

“While Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania offers a number of assistance programs to our customers in need, we wanted to go above and beyond to provide that additional level of support,” said Universal Services Manager Deb Davis.  “We want our customers to stay warm and be safe in their homes now and throughout the remainder of the heating season.”

All customers, regardless of income, are eligible for a clean and tune discount during the month of September. Mention Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s promotion to any of the participating contractors listed below and receive a $10 discount from the contractor.

As a reminder, if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning or a natural gas leak, leave the home immediately, and then contact 911.

Participating Contractors:

Betlyn Heating & Cooling

Moon Township

412-262-2111

Central Heating & Plumbing

New Castle

724-658-7111

Day & Night Heating & Air

Pittsburgh

412-488-3962

Economy Furnace Co. Inc.

Uniontown

724-438-4575

Fayette Heating & Air Conditioning

Uniontown

724-439-2323

Gerard Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Moon Township

412-262-2900

H. Robert Hovis Plumbing & Heating

Harrisville

724-735-2709

Joseph C. Hazel, Inc.

Bellefonte

814-355-4841

Kelly Construction

Uniontown

724-437-6746

L. S. Hafer Heating & Cooling Inc.

Bethel Park

412-835-2665

Love Heating & Cooling Inc.

New Castle

724-654-6697

McKean Plumbing and Heating

Washington

724-225-6260

McVehil Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Washington

724-225-3500

Mitchell Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Elizabeth

1-888-996-4824

Pipeworks Plumbing, Heating & A/C

Warren

814-726-2951

Regal, Inc.

York

717-843-7027

Shafer's HVAC Inc.

Kittanning

724-543-2615

Staab & Sons, Inc.

Pittsburgh

412-881-6100

Stahl Plumbing, Heating & A/C Inc.

Pittsburgh

412-273-1000

Stambaugh Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

New Salem

717-792-9342

Tri-County Mechanical Services

Brownsville

724-812-1717

VIP Heat & A/C

North Versailles

412-829-4668


Media Contact: Brynnly Schwartz
(724) 416-6359
BSchwartz@nisource.com

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