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Gas, Electricity, Water in Chicago


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Connect Utilities is a service that assists customers by consolidating the utility, home service and subscription scheduling process into a single website that allows you to shop, request, and schedule your electricity, gas, phone, cable, satellite, Internet, newspaper subscriptions and more. It takes just minutes to submit a service request on-line. For additional questions, call (866)298-1514.

Gas

People's Gas is the main supplier of natural gas in Chicago. To start service as a new customer, there is an on-line form (https://myaccount.peoplesenergy.com/Customer/servlet/). Heating costs can be high in winter, but by getting a plan in which you pay a standard average fee instead of each month's actual cost, you can avoid getting a $200 bill in January and a $35 bill in June. Average costs should be around $60-80 a month. Call People Gas at (312) 240-7000.

Electricity

ComEd is Chicago's primary electric provider. Electric prices can be estimated at:
http://www.exeloncorp.com/ourcompanies/comed/

Delivery charges are often more then the amount for the electric itself. For example, 850 kWh costs $60.80 with the delivery charge at $29.75 making the estimated cost of electric in March $90.55. For customer service inquiries call: 1-800-Edison-1 (1-800-334-7661).

Water

For water service in Chicago, the Department of Water and Sewer Management is responsible for water and sewer utilities and are responsible for any emergencies. They offer flexible payment plans and a variety of ways to pay. For water in the street or basement call (312) 744-7038 or for questions about your water bill (312) 747-9090.


Update 16/05/2008

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