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Stay Safe and Warm this Season with Expert Tips

IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2013 – Southern California residents aren’t always prepared for cold weather. ARS, a leading Southern California residential heating and air conditioning company, is offering expert tips to help keep people warm this season while staying safe and saving money.

“In Southern California, we don’t often think about our heaters and furnaces until a cold snap hits,” said Colin Martodam, ARS Heating and Air Conditioning. “Every year we hear unfortunate stories of people who have become sick or caused fires by using bar-be-ques, ovens or other unconventional methods to heat their properties. Following our ‘DOs and DONT’s of Winter Warming’ will help people stay safe and warm this winter.”

DOs and DONT’s of Winter Warming

  • DO get a furnace check-up before cold weather hits. When a furnace is not working properly, homeowners are at risk to start house fires or to experience carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • DO call your heating representative if you smell something burning once you turn on your furnace unit.
  • DON’T leave space heaters on for long periods of time when trying to heat your home. Use a timer that will automatically shut the heater off if you are going to sleep and never leave it running when you are not home.
  • DON’T turn to unconventional ways of heating, such as turning ovens and stoves on to heat the room, or bringing barbeques in to the home to generate heat.

ARS services cities throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire (, Orange County (, and San Diego ( Please check our websites for specific service locations.

About ARS Air Conditioning & Heating

Founded in 1997, ARS is a leading brand of American Residential Services L.L.C., which provides heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services to residential and commercial customers nationwide.   The knowledgeable team of ARS technicians delivers the highest quality professional HVAC services. ARS is committed to exceptional customer service, with its Exceptional Service Guarantee that assures ARS will always make it right for customers. For more information, visit

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