This is more of a legal question than a home-repair question, but maybe
someone has experience or ideas.
In January we converted the boiler-furnace heating system for our six-unit
apartment building from oil to gas.
Everything worked perfectly, and in the first month, the cost of our gas was
pretty much what we expected.
Then in the second and third months, the gas bill went down to around
one-tenth of what we were expecting -- around $200 for the coldest month,
when we were expecting $2,000. I assumed there was some sort of meter
Afraid we were likely to get hit with a huge catch-up bill, I called the gas
company, and after several conversations, they didn't seem to know any more
than I did. They suggested we just watch it and see what happens.
My question is, if they do hit us with a $10,000 bill, do we have to pay it?