In most cases, CenterPoint Energy installs natural gas service lines year 'round even during the coldest winter months – where the main is available on the house side of the street.
|Out-of-season charges for work performed between
Nov. 1 - Mar. 31
|Frost burner||$204 per frost burner per day
Two burners typically needed for two days. Additional usage may be needed per site conditions.
|Mains||$2 per foot|
|Residential services||$4 per foot|
|Commercial services||$8 per foot|
|Guard posts||Costs for guard posts installed Nov. 1 to
Mar. 31 will include costs for time and material.
|Avoid out-of-season charges:|
|Meet these dates, and you can avoid out-of-season charges.
Please refer to the site-readiness checklist.
|Sept. 15||Oct. 1||Oct. 15||Nov. 1|
|All mains||Application due||Site ready|
|All service lines||Application due||Site ready*|
|Temp heat||Application due||Site ready|
* = Long sides are dependent on the restrictions put on by each municipality and may be unavailable Nov.15 to Apr. 15. If allowed by the city, a customer may use a contractor for boring and have a sleeve installed. After that, CenterPoint Energy will install the pipe.
You can avoid out-of-season service installation charges if you meet these conditions:
Natural gas is available at the street
You apply for natural gas service by Oct. 15
Your site meets readiness requirements by Nov. 1
* Dates are reviewed annually and are subject to change.