Can an electric company shut off your power on the weekends?
I have heard that it is illegal for an electric company to shut off the power to your house on the weekend, even if the bill is unpaid. Is this true?
Gas and electricity is not shut off in your state during cold weather (November 1 to April 15) if you or another resident is very ill or will have a serious health problem if there is no heat. Generally, before shut off occurs in an apartment building (if the landlord has not paid the bill), notice is given via a written notice posted at the site.
Generally, if you have not paid your utility bill, there are usually multiple notices given pursuant to the Home Energy Fair Practices Act before power is actually shut-off. If you have concerns, you should contact the consumer hotline for the New York Public Service Commission to further inquire about service interruption.
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