The Gas company CAN and WILL disconnect the services if the heating bill is past due more than 60 days (doesn't matter the amount....any from $50 - $350 - 3,500.) The law states that they cannot if the tempurated is lower than freezing 32degrees for 24+ hours, then once the temp rises, then they can do the disconnect. Just an FYI, because some around here are under the belief that the heat cannot be turned off during the winter and that is simply NOT true. I has been discussed a few time on the boards and I just found this info out and wanted to share. A co-worker is the one who found this out. She was under the assumption that the heat could not be turned off in colder months. Now after confirming that is can be, she is making arrangements to be set up on equal year-round payments. That is much easier for a budget and she will no longer have worries.