Natural and propane gases are colorless and odorless. Clearwater Gas System adds a distinctive odor resembling rotten eggs, so that you can smell the gas immediately should a leak occur. A faint odor of gas may be attributed to a pilot light that has gone out and should be re-lit. A strong gas odor indicates that you should leave your home at once. To report a gas leak, call Clearwater Gas System using an outside phone at our emergency number (727) 462-6633.
Gas is a safe, reliable, and environmentally-friendly energy source. Natural and propane gas continue to be the best value for your energy dollar. Compared to electricity, natural or propane gas appliances can cost less than half as much to operate. As a gas customer you'll enjoy savings up to almost 50 percent on your heating, water heating, clothes drying and cooking costs.
The additional charge covers the cost of performing the required safety test, turning on the meter, lighting the gas appliances, and the Utility Customer Service costs to establish the account and process the deposit.
After review in public hearings, the gas rates are set by ordinance for gas service, excluding the fuel charge, which is the actual cost for Clearwater Gas to purchase the gas from its supplier. The gas rates are set to recover our cost to serve each customer class.
Yes, gas service is very competitive. A family of four consumes an average of 465 therms per year totaling approximately $856 per year. The equivalent amount of electricity for a family of four would cost approximately $1,628 per year. Compared to electricity, natural and propane gas are relatively cheaper than electric energy for typical applications.
Yes, our energy conservation allowance program can help you save up to $1,000 when you convert costly electric appliances to money saving gas appliances. Call us at (727 ) 562-4980 for complete details.
Natural gas can be connected to your home within a 4 to 6 week time frame depending on the time it takes for the permit to be issued and the completion of the required paperwork. Propane gas can be connected within a two-week time frame.
Yes, Clearwater Gas is a full-service gas energy company. In addition to providing economical natural and propane gas, we sell all types of energy efficient gas appliances. Please call our sales center at (727) 562-4980 to speak with a sales representative.
No, you may contact any licensed plumbing contractor.
Yes, we have a complete installation and service department to install and maintain residential and commercial gas piping and appliances. For expert installation, maintenance and repair services, call the Clearwater Gas Service at (727) 562-4900, ext. 7419.
Many factors contribute to the fuel consumption of an appliance such as the age of the equipment, efficiency/maintenance, lifestyle of the occupants, number of people in the home, type of appliances and weather conditions. Usage may vary for each customer.
Each customer has different usage values. For example, not everyone likes the same water temperature or room temperature. So there are several factors to consider when estimating potential gas usage. Refer to the Clearwater Gas Fuel Use and Cost Comparison Chart for average cost and consumption rates.