I bought an old house with an upgraded kitchen and appliances last month. There were 2 houses that I liked to choose from. One has gas powered appliances (counter top stove, water heater) and the other one has electric powered (counter top stove, water heater). My real estate agent told me to get the house with the gas appliances to save on cost versus electric, so I did. Now a month later, the gas company billed me for $80.00 deposit, service initiation fee of $42.53 and customer charge of $16.50. I haven't moved to this house yet but I am getting these ridiculous bills. So I called customer service and was told the customer charge of $16.50 will be billed every month to my account regardless whether I use the gas or not. I think I made a mistake in buying this house. I should have bought the all electric house.