Having Problems? Cant Pay Your Gas Bill?
If you cant pay the gas bill, contact the company to work something out.
With historically high unemployment and under-employment, millions of people are having trouble paying their bills. While some bills can be successfully juggled, vital utilities like your gas bill cannot be put off, especially if your home heating depends on gas. If you're in trouble, adamant.msk.ru is here to help you find the answers. We will investigate every local gas company to find out how they will help and what you can do to avoid being shut off.
The first thing to do if you can't pay your gas bill is to call the company. They may be willing to work out a payment plan you can afford or extend your bill for a couple of weeks. There may be a local area program in place that provides emergency help, or they may simply offer helpful suggestions. The important thing to remember is not to put off that call. As soon as you know you're not going to be able to pay the gas bill, contact the company and try to work something out. The earlier you call, the more inclined they will be to work with you.
If you're one of those organized people who has carefully budgeted and can see a shortfall coming up, there are a number of things you can do to reduce your gas bill before you get in trouble. The gas company may be able to average your bill over the course of a year so that it's always the same, even during peak use season.
If all your home heating system is gas, take measures to reduce your consumption, which will in turn reduce your gas bill. Turn up the thermostat and take measures to insulate and weather-proof your home. Weather stripping, which is inexpensive and easy to apply, will seal off the leaks around doors and windows. Other insulating ideas: Install storm covering for the windows, use a rolled blanket at the base of the door as a draft stop, and make sure the chimney flue is closed when not in use. Never use the oven to heat the house; it's a terribly expensive option. Space heaters are inexpensive and efficient, as long as you carefully follow the instructions and inspect the cords for damage frequently.
For other gas appliances, wash clothes in cold water and line dry if practical, take short showers instead of long baths, and turn off the heated drying on your dishwasher – the simple acts of drying dishes with a towel can be a real money-saver over time.
For specific information about your gas company, select you gas company below.
Alagasco Bill - Birmingham, Alabama and surrounding cities
Ameren Bill - cities in Illinois and Missouri such as Peoria, Jacksonville, Columbia, St Louis
American Energy Bill - Portland OR. Clark, Washington, Multnomah and Clackamus counties
AmeriGas Bill - includes Pittsburgh, PA; Pasadena, CA; Dallas TX; Palatine, IL
Avista Bill - Spokane, WA, OR, and ID
Baltimore Gas and Electric Bill - Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County
Centerpoint Energy Bill - Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Houston
Chattanooga Gas Bill - services Bradley and Hamilton Counties as well as Chattanooga, Signal and Lookout Mountain, East Ridge, Red bank and Cleveland.
Citizens Gas Bill - customers in the Indianapolis area
Columbia Gas Bill - serving the Cincinnati Ohio region and surrounding areas
CPS Energy Bill - San Antonio, surrounding areas of Texas.
Delmarva Bill - Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula, including DE, VA and MD.
Dominion Gas Bill - Customers in Ohio and West Virginia.
DTE Gas Bill - Michigan gas provider.
Duke Energy Bill - North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio
Elizabethtown Gas Bill - Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer in New Jersey.
Florida City Gas Bill - Serving Florida, including Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard.
Georgia Natural Gas Bill - North Georgia Mountains to the coast and the Metro Atlanta area.
Just Energy Bill - Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and California, and electricity in Ontario, Alberta, New York, Massachusetts and Texas.
LacLede Gas Bill - Eastern Missouri and St. Louis, MO.
MDU Bill - Gas and electricity for customers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
MUD Bill - Nebraska water company servicing Omaha, Carter Lake, Bennington, Bellevue, LaVista, Waterloo, Ralston, Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District and Fort Calhoun, Springfield and Yutan.
Northwestern Energy Bill - Electric company with customers in Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Ohio Edison Bill - OH, NY, NJ, and PA utility company.
PGW Bill - Gas service in Philadelphia, PA.
Piedmont Natural Gas Bill - Natural gas in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
PSNC Energy Bill - Asheville, Gastonia, Chapel Hill, Durham, & Raleigh N.C.
Questar Bill - Servicing ID, WY, and UT.
SCANA Bill - Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
SCE&G Bill - Power for southern and central South Carolina.
SDGE Bill - San Diego, CA power company.
Source Gas Bill - AK, CO, NE and WY gas provider.
Southwest Gas Bill - Arizona, California and Nevada utilities.
TX Gas Bill - El Paso, Austin and Galveston, Texas.
UGI Gas Bill - Pennsylvania, PA gas provider.
Vectren Bill - Serving Indiana and Ohio.
Xcel Energy Bill - serves customers in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota & Texas