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A. How to contact Questar Gas
1. How do I contact Questar Gas?
Contact us at 801-324-5111 or toll-free at 800-323-5517, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you have a touch-tone phone, you may also access our 24-hour voice-activated system to get account
information. To contact a Questar Gas employee by name using our voice-activated system, call 801-324-1989.
Please see the Contact Us section of our Web site.
2. What other ways may I contact Questar Gas?
There are two other ways to reach us:
Please see the Contact Us section of our Web site.
Note: Please do not use email to report an emergency situation. Responses to email
are sent during normal business hours and may take up to two business days after receipt.
If you prefer to write, be sure to include your account number and as much information as you can
about the question or concern.
Mail payments to:
P.O. Box 45841
Salt Lake City, Utah 84139-0001
Correspondence only, mail to:
P.O. Box 45360
Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0360
3. How do I report a natural gas line break, leak, odor or pressure problem?
To report a gas leak or other emergency, call 800-767-1689 (a 24-hour service).
4. What help is available to those who are hearing impaired or speech impaired?
Customers can use the Utah Relay Service, a communications service that assists individuals who are
deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and hearing impaired.
To use this service, dial the appropriate number above. Give the agent the
number you would like to call, and he or she will stay online to relay the conversation
to Questar Gas. All calls and information are confidential. This 24-hour relay service is
provided at no cost to callers. Long-distance calls will be billed accordingly through your
telephone service provider.
5. What translation services do you have for customers who don't speak English?
Questar Gas's Customer Care has representatives who speak Spanish. However, we encourage
other non-English speaking customers to rely on their own community contacts for language translation.
B. Billing and Metering
1. How to understand my billing statement.
Understanding Your Questar Gas Bill
To help you understand your gas bill, the following definitions are presented. Your bill may not include all of the items listed below.
Adjustments – These are refunds or additional charges related to your account.
Basic Service Fee – A charge to cover the cost associated with meter reading and billing, return on investment, property tax and depreciation for meters, regulators and service lines.
Budget Plan Amount – An estimate based on a customer’s annual gas usage, divided into 12 monthly payments.
Budget Plan Balance – A “credit” balance occurs when the cumulative billings, based on actual gas usage, are lower than the total budget amounts paid. A “debit” balance occurs when the cumulative billings, based on actual gas usage, are higher than the total budget amounts paid. Upon cancellation of service, the full debit balance will be due.
CCF – A unit of measurement equal to 100 cubic feet.
Charitable Contributions – A voluntary donation that helps disabled and elderly customers with low income pay a portion of their gas bills. These funds are distributed through Utah’s REACH program and Energy Share of Wyoming – 100 percent of all donations help those in need. (To sign up, contact Questar Gas.)
Decatherm (Dth) – A standard measurement for heat, which is equal to 1 million Btu (British Thermal Units).
DPA (Deferred Payment Agreement) – A payment arrangement where a past-due balance can be divided into smaller amounts and paid over a specified period of time.
Energy-Assistance Fund – A fee Questar Gas is required to collect from all Utah customers to help assist people with low income pay a portion of their gas bill. Utah HEAT offices administer these funds.
MCF – A unit of measurement equal to 1,000 cubic feet.
Rate Code – This indicates the rate schedule used for billing. The current rate schedules are available at www.QuestarGas.com.
Volume Multiplier – This is a factor used to convert gas volume into decatherms. Included in the factor are a number of values including Btu, regulator pressure, elevation, etc.
2. How can I get information about my account?
Information is available online by accessing your account. You may also call our automated
phone system 24-hours a day and enter your account number. If you prefer to speak
to a representative, Customer Care is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can contact Customer Care toll-free, 800-323-5517 or locally 801-324-5111.
3. Why are my bills sometimes estimated?
Questar Gas reads meters monthly using a remote electronic device. Occasionally a meter read may not transmit for various reasons. If the meter read is estimated more than two months in a row, an order is issued to physically inspect the meter and collect an accurate read.
4. How do I read my gas meter?
To read your gas meter:
Face the meter and read the dials from left to right (see example).
Mark the exact position of gas meter's dial hands.
Send the postcard within two days after receiving it.
5. How do I identify a Questar Gas representative?
If someone claiming to be a Questar Gas representative comes to your home, please feel free to
request to see his or her badge. If the person claiming to represent us does not have a badge,
DO NOT allow that person to enter your home, and immediately report the incident
to the local police. If the person does have a badge but you still have doubts, please call us at
800-323-5517. A Customer Care representative can determine if any work is scheduled at your address.
6. What factors affect my natural gas costs?
A number of factors affect the gas bill amount. For example, the number of appliances, the
efficiency of the appliances, the price of natural gas, the number of people living in the home,
the amount of insulation and lifestyle can affect the amount.
In addition, homes of similar square footage and in the same proximity may have vastly
differing gas bills because gas meters are not read on the same day. Questar Gas staggers
the reading of gas meters over an 18-day period. If one meter is read the first of the
month and a neighboring meter is read the middle of the month, both gas bills for that month
will reflect heating periods that are weeks apart. The date of service covered by your monthly gas bill
is listed under "service period."
7. What is covered in the monthly basic service fee?
The monthly basic service fee covers fixed costs associated with meter reading, preparation
and postage of bills, and maintaining meters and service lines.
C. Starting, Stopping or Transferring Service
1. How do I apply for new service if I'm a new customer?
Login and click on the tab Services & Options> Start, Stop or Transfer Services
Select Stop Current Service or, if transferring, select Move to Another Address
Complete the online form and click Submit.
Note: If an account is in your name, you are responsible for arranging shut off and paying the final bill.
4. How do I have a new service line or gas meter installed?
If you are in the process of building a new home or business facility and wish to arrange for the
installation of the natural gas service line (from the street to your structure), simply fill out the
Service Line Request form. Note: Be advised that installation times can vary between six to eight weeks after
receipt of request because of local permitting and related issues.
If the service line is already installed at the property, and you need a gas meter installed contact Customer Care. Note: Most city building departments will require a clearance permit before a meter
at a new structure is set and turned on. To avoid delays, check with your builder or city building inspector.
5. How many days in advance do I need to schedule a service?
Typically, it's best to schedule service three to five working days before moving. During the fall and
winter months, it can take longer because it's our busiest time of year. You can submit a request to stop
service by accessing your account online.
6. How much does it cost to start service?
Utah and Idaho:
Questar Gas charges $30 plus tax to initiate natural gas service, check the appliances and activate
a new account at a new or existing home.
Questar Gas charges $15 plus tax to initiate service and remove the meter lock so qualified individuals
may turn on the meter and light the appliances.
Questar Gas charges an $8 plus tax connection fee if service is already on at the premises and
service needs to be transferred into a new name.
There is no connection fee. However, customers are charged a $25 reconnect ion fee if their service
is shut off for nonpayment.
Note to All Customers: If Questar Gas needs access to your meter and access is not
available, or if we need access inside the home, an adult (18 years or older) will need to be on the
premises at the time services are performed.
7. Do you charge a security deposit?
In most cases, Questar Gas does not require a security deposit from residential customers. However,
deposits are required upon the filing of bankruptcy, when service is obtained fraudulently or without authorization,
when service is shut off for nonpayment or when the customer has an outstanding debt with a collections agency.
If a deposit is required, the amount will be equal to the highest bill over the past 12 months at the residence.
Security deposits can be paid in three monthly payments. The first payment must be made before service is established
or before the deposit's past-due date. The deposit, with interest, is refunded to the customer after a good credit
history has been maintained for one year. If a customer discontinues gas service, the deposit plus interest is
applied to the account balance, and any excess is refunded to the customer.
8. I own rental property. Can the gas service automatically be transferred to my name when the tenants move out?
Yes, request Customer Care send you a Landlord Agreement. Sign and return a completed form to be set up this service.
For more information on the Landlord Agreement, refer to our online brochure
Landlord Agreement (PDF).
1. Have you received my payment?
Your next gas bill will indicate if your payment was received for the previous month's service. You can also access
your account online or call 800-323-5517 and use our automated system, or speak with a representative.
3. Why does it cost extra to pay with a credit card?
A third party administers these payment transactions for Questar Gas and a minimum fee may be charged for
each transaction (the fee is not a Questar Gas charge).
Questar Gas asks a third party to administer these payments to keep overhead costs down. Unlike most companies which
include credit card-related fees in the pricing of their products and services, Questar Gas keeps these costs out of its rates.
1. What assistance programs are available to help me pay my utility bills?
You can find assistance through programs such as federally-funded Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT), locally-funded Residential Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH Utah), Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP Wyoming), Energy Share of Wyoming and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP Idaho). For more information view Assistance programs.
2. Who can I call for a Green Sticker inspection, a safety check, a repair or an appliance installation?
Call a licensed plumbing and heating contractor. To find a contractor near you, contact the Rocky Mountain Gas Association or look in your local telephone directory.