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Should I turn my gas meter off for the summer? I only use my natural gas for heating.
Customers that only use natural gas for heating should turn off their service by turning off their pilot lights. Do not change the on/off position on the meter. If the pilot light is out, no gas will flow but the meter will be accessible next season when cold weather arrives and you will be able to light your pilot without delay. Federal Regulations require that all gas meters that have been turned "off" to be locked and access to meter denied until city personnel are called to unlock the meter. For further information or questions, please contact our Customer Services Department at 704.484.6866.