Split gas usage in a duplex

Turk Moore
by Turk Moore
How do I split gas usage in a duplex so each tenant has their own bill?
  5 answers
  • You'll need to get a separate meter for each unit. Or you can just split the bill in half each month.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Nov 25, 2015
    Ask the gas company or whoever owns/manages your current meter to come and install separate meters, and have each tenant pay their gas bill directly. Sharing a bill is never an ideal situation, and leaves you responsible.
  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Nov 25, 2015
    You would be better off getting meters installed. Otherwise some people take advantage of a split situation my keeping their home warmer than they would normally because someone else is paying the bill... Call you local gas company for assistance. A lot of apartments are splitting bills for tenants by per person and square footage of apartment. I don't believe there is a true answer unless each has there own meter. I for one live alone and don't want to pay for someone else's water or heat. Hope this helps.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Dec 02, 2015
    You have to do separate meters then and this has to be done through your municipal gas company, it is a very dangerous DIY and likely against code unless they do it or have referred service people.
  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Apr 30, 2016
    Yes you will need 2 meters and you will need a plumber to separate the 2 services. Many times in duplexes there is only one set of lines going up thru the wall to gas stoves and dependent on whether there is a basement even to hot water tanks and furnaces. Splitting the bill is not really the answer. One person versus 2 or 3. Who takes long showers, who does not? Who likes the temperature at lets say 68 or who wants to run around in shorts and a tank top inside all winter.