Natural gas is available to over 82,000 homes in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Homes and business in Reading, Blandon, Wyomissing, Shillington, Birdsboro, Hamburg, Mount Penn, Kutztown, Womelsdorf and other surrounding areas, who are within 150 feet of an existing natural gas main and converting a heating system to natural gas, can connect for little to no charge.*
To find out if natural gas is available to your property, fill out our Natural Gas Availability form.
Is your Berks County home still using oil, electric or propane to heat your home and water? On average, homeowners who use natural gas for heating save hundreds of dollars per year over oil, propane and electric. Natural gas is an affordable, clean and abundant heating source.
According to the Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook, home heating oil prices are expected to rise 46% in 2022 vs. 2021.
Natural gas can fuel more than just your home and water heating systems — it can also fuel your stove, dryer, fireplace, grill, pool heater and more. Natural gas equipment is available for a wide-range of indoor and outdoor uses including heating your home, cooking food and fueling fireplaces.
One of the most popular types of natural gas equipment used today are natural gas furnaces. Natural gas furnaces are up to 99% efficient and have an average life of 15 to 25 years, making them an excellent choice for Berks County home owners and the colder winters. Heating with a natural gas furnace is also 30% to 85% cheaper than oil, electric, or propane furnaces and on average, emit 38% less carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere than equivalent oil furnaces do.
Additional natural gas equipment includes:
Natural gas high efficiency equipment rebates are available for Berks County homeowners through the UGI Save Smart program.
*This tariff is available to new rate R, RT, N or NT customers heating their home or business with natural gas. Service extension cannot be provided at no cost to new customer when the proposed service line is greater than 150 feet, for non-heating customers, when the service could impact system integrity, if the service line traverses private property or requires third-party right of way, requires crossing a significant obstruction, when environmental concerns are present, with a degradation fee, or under the GET Gas tariff. Main extension cannot be provided at no cost to new customer when the proposed main extension is greater than 150 feet, if the main extension traverses private property or requires third-party right of way, requires crossing a significant obstruction, when environmental concerns are present, when curb to curb mill and overlay is required, when extending from a high or low pressure main, when permit work restrictions are present, when snow removal or frost conditions are a factor, or under the GET Gas tariff.
I never run out of hot water anymore!
I wanted something more energy efficient and much more cost effective in the long run.
We don’t have to worry about the heat anymore. It’s the best decision we’ve made.
Watch the following video to find out how to switch to gas from UGI: