We are currently in the process of upgrading gas meters at no cost for a select number of customers in Iowa.
If you have been chosen for a new meter, you will receive a letter explaining the process and requesting that you schedule an appointment.
About gas meter exchanges
Before your exchange
- You will receive a letter from Alliant Energy stating that you have been chosen to upgrade your equipment at no cost.
- Follow the instructions in the letter and schedule a time for a technician to exchange your equipment.
- Ensure the area around your meter is easily accessible and clear of debris.
Day of exchange
- A technician will come at the scheduled time to replace your meter.
- Your gas service will be shut off during the exchange and restored when the new meter is in place.
- Our technician will need to enter your home to relight pilot lights on gas appliances.
After the exchange
- If you were not at home, call the number on the door hanger to schedule a 24/7 technician to relight pilot lights.
Does someone need to be home?
No, Alliant Energy can do the majority of the installation without the customer being at home. However, since we have to shut off gas service during the exchange, we will need to enter the home to relight any pilot lights once the exchange is completed.
In order to relight the pilot:
- If someone over the age of 18 is home, we can immediately complete the process.
- We can leave a hanger on your door with an explanation of the service completed.
- Call us to send out a 24/7 technician to your home to restore service.
Frequently asked questions
How long does the process take?
We can usually exchange gas meters in approximately 60 minutes. During this time, your gas service will be shut off, but as long as someone over the age of 18 is home, we can enter and relight pilot lights to complete the process immediately.
Why does my gas meter need to be exchanged?
Alliant Energy consistently upgrades existing infrastructure to improve the customer experience and maintain safe and reliable services to homes and businesses.
Do I need to be home at the time of the exchange?
No, Alliant Energy can do the majority of the installation without the customer at home. However, since we have to shut off gas service during the exchange, we will need to enter the home to relight any pilot lights once the exchange is completed.
How will I know someone is an employee of Alliant Energy?
Alliant Energy employees should always have their company badge with him to identify themselves as an employee. You’ll likely also see an Alliant Energy logo on their clothing, and they should be driving an Alliant Energy-branded truck.
If you are unsure about whether someone is an Alliant Energy employee, please call the contact on your letter and reschedule the appointment or confirm the name of the employee making the exchange with the scheduler.