Learn to lower winter heating bills

Cool that clutter with paperless billing

If paperwork and clutter are getting you hot under the collar, add more convenience to your life by signing up for Paperless Billing. Enroll today and:

  • Get an email when your bill is ready to view and pay.
  • Choose how you want to pay – online, by phone, automatically or at a payment center.
  • Stay organized with 24 months of payment and usage history at your fingertips.
  • Add text or email payment alerts for an extra nudge.
  • Access up to 13 months of previous bills online.

Get ease and convenience with these account services

When you use or register for My Account online, you can personalize your experience with CenterPoint Energy. Here are a few things you can do with your online account:

  • Pay, view, print and download your bill.
  • Schedule payments and set up your payment preferences, including AutoPay.
  • Add authorized users.
  • Customize the type of communications you receive.
  • Manage alerts.
  • Set up billing preferences, including Average Monthly Billing, Paperless Billing and payment alerts.
  • View your payment and usage history.
  • Learn how you use energy in your home and get saving tips with My Energy Analyzer.
  • And more!
Learn more about CenterPoint Energy’s self-service options.

Tips to help you save money

Natural gas benefits you every day in many ways

Natural gas provides many benefits – some you notice every day and some you may not even think about. Natural gas is:

  • Safe
  • Affordable
  • Domestic
  • Abundant
  • Clean
  • Efficient
Take a moment to view learn more about using natural gas in your home

Natural gas equipment can boost your budget

Save money and energy with high-efficiency, natural gas appliances. High-efficiency equipment not only makes good environmental sense, it also is good for your household budget. Rebates will save you money on your immediate purchase and installation of natural gas water heaters, heating systems and more. And, you’ll save money for years to come, as your monthly energy costs will be lower with efficient natural gas equipment.

Apply for a money-saving rebate today.


Stay safe around pipeline markers

Most of us live and work near natural gas pipelines that deliver fuel to our homes and businesses, so knowing their locations is very important before you dig to help prevent potentially dangerous situations.

Since most pipelines are buried underground, pipeline markers are used to indicate their approximate location. They cannot be relied upon to indicate the exact position of the pipeline. The markers can be found where a pipeline intersects a street, highway or railway. They display operator information, type of product and an emergency contact number.

Know what’s below. Always call 811 before any digging project.

For safety’s sake, call before clearing a clogged sewer

Summer is a busy time for building and excavation projects. Occasionally, during this type of work, sewer blockage can occur, potentially causing a hazardous situation where natural gas and sewer lines intersect underground. For your safety, CenterPoint Energy urges you to take the following measures.

  • If a block occurs, do NOT try to drill through it. Call 811 to request that the natural gas facilities be located prior to sewer clearing to help prevent potential damage and gas leaks.

  • If the location marks indicate (or you suspect) a natural gas line may have crossed a sewer line, contact a qualified professional plumber or sewer contractor for a sewer line inspection. They have cameras specifically designed to inspect the inside of a sewer line.

If a plumber or contractor discovers an issue with a natural gas line, we’ll work closely with that professional to resolve the issue. We are available to help 24/7.

As always, call 811 BEFORE any digging project to ensure your underground utilities are marked properly. Learn more about clogged sewer safety

Carbon monoxide safety tips

CenterPoint Energy wants YOU to Stay Safe and Smart!

Safe and Smart is a fun, interactive website for students of all ages, parents and teachers to learn about natural gas. The website features educational and safety information by age, from elementary through teens, including videos, activity sheets and games designed to teach students natural gas science concepts and how to be safe around natural gas.  Additional information about energy conservation and careers in the energy industry is also available. 

Visit CenterPointEnergy.com/SafeandSmart to learn where natural gas comes from, how it is used and how to be safe and smart around it.

Your customer service champion

CenterPoint Energy again recognized as a trusted brand

The 2019 Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand and Customer EngagementTM Business Study again found CenterPoint Energy a brand residential and business customers can trust.

CenterPoint Energy – South was recognized by both residential and business customers and was the only utility to score in the overall top five and have a top-five rating in all three major study indices: product experience, service satisfaction and brand trust. CenterPoint Energy – Minnesota was also recognized as a trusted brand among residential customers surveyed. 

Attention Tailgaters! Time for the Grill Like a Boss Contest

With tailgating season right around the corner, CenterPoint Energy wants to help you grill like a boss.

What do I win?

Here’s your chance to win a set of grilling utensils that will be your barbecue buddy at backyard gatherings and have your fellow tailgaters as envious of your grilling skills as they are of your team’s winning record!

How do I enter?

You can register at CenterPointEnergy.com/GrillBoss.  All you need to enter is a name, email, physical address, the name of your tailgating team and your best grill tip or recipe. We will choose winners randomly every Friday starting Aug. 16 through Oct. 25, 2019. To enter the contest by mail, see complete rules.

Good luck and good grilling!