Nicor Gas reads residential, commercial and some industrial meters every other month. To do this, a meter reader will visit your home or business to check your natural gas meter, notating the amount of natural gas you use and generating your utility bill.
If for some reason we cannot read your meter in a given month, you will receive a system-generated bill, which is calculated by considering past usage and adjusting it for exact weather conditions. If a system-generated bill is incorrect, any overcharge or undercharge will be corrected the following month, which means we always bill you only for the gas you actually use.
This manual meter reading practice ensures that you are paying for the exact amount of natural gas you use, not an estimated amount. If you have any questions about meter reading in your area, call us at 888.Nicor4U (888.642.6748).