What an interesting day I have had so far. One thing I wanted to do this week was contact PECO (Philadelphia Electric Company) and inquire how I can get them to bury gas lines in my neighborhood. We don't have them here and I was thinking while oil was getting over 100 dollars a barrel, now would be a good time to inquire. So I call their customer service line and I sit through the many prompts listening closely for any clue of my quandary.
Not hearing any, and not having my account number handy, I try different options but never get a human being on the other end. No problem, I will e mail them. So I e mail them after looking for that place for 7 minutes. AGAIN, only people with account #s can e mail, but 1111-1111 works after I try some other non numerical options.
So now I have an e mail into PECO asking about what has to happen for them to bring gas lines down the street and offer service to the many oil customers in the neighborhood. M y neighbor has propane, so easy for him. But since I need a new furnace anyway, I sure would like to get a 90% efficient, self venting Gas heater to keep my home warm moving forward. I am more than tired of oil, oil companies and oil deliveries! I am also very tired of an electric stove.
I will continue to update you on my finding on the possibilities. I want to know how they can deny me service, or at least they could supply me a petition I could walk around the neighborhood to gather signatures. What do you think is a fair amount of people out of 70 in the community? I'm thinking 3/4s. So if I can get 55 people, maybe I can go the way I want moving forward! I hope my oil heater casing holds until I get an answer.
Phleger the Phaker
10 hours ago