Do I disconnect my gas service in the summer?

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  1. Daniel Swartz

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    I have a gas heater (the only appliance that uses gas in my apartment) that keeps my utility bills down during the winter (e.g., no electric heaters). However, now that summer is soon upon us, I notice that the heater still generates heat even at the lowest temperature setting. So, I thought about calling the gas company to disconnect service and then reconnect it in the fall. Is this what everyone does? Thanks! As you can see, this is my first foray into gas utilities. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tom Johnson

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    The only thing that should be on is the pilot light. I'm sure they will hit you with a service charge to disconnect and reconnect service. Both of which I would assume to be more than the cost of the pilot being on.
     
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    hmmm...if it's only the heater and not something important like the water heater than i guess you could do that. however, you might wanna check to see how much re-connect fees will run you. what is your gas service bill on average during the summer?

    kevin t
     
  4. Dennis Nicholls

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    I just turn off the pilot light during the summer and re-light it myself when it becomes obvious that heat is needed. Saves about $8 a month and keeps the place cooler. But then again I also have a gas hot water heater so I would be loath to turn the gas off completely.
     
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    Interesting point Joel.
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    OK youse wise guys, keep it up and I'll set Fluffy Pumpkin on you....
     
  8. Daniel Swartz

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    Hmmm...I guess the general consensus is to leave it on and eat the $7-$8/month then.... Thanks everyone.
     
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    Who cares what s/he weighs? I don't want to be near ANYTHING called "Fluffy Pumpkin"... [​IMG]
     
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    dont you put toast in a toaster?
     
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    No, I put bread in a toaster! [​IMG]
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