GET PROTECTED: New Yorkers Can Get Free Natural Gas Detectors Through Con Edison


New York residents should take advantage of a free natural gas detector program being offered by Con Edison. 

Con Edison is offering to install natural gas detectors for all buildings that have an active gas account and are located within the Con Edison gas service territory, free of charge.

Although uncommon, a natural gas leak is incredibly dangerous as it holds the potential of an explosion.

Natural gas detectors are capable of alerting residents to dangerous levels of natural gas, while simultaneously notifying both Con Edison’s Gas Emergency Response Center.

Upon notification, crews from Con Edison will respond to the scene and investigate the cause.

New Yorkers and building owners should take advantage of this free program through Con Edison, because like smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors- a natural gas detector will give you early warning of a potentially dangerous situation. 

If your Natural Gas Alarm sounds or if you smell the strong rotten-egg like odor of a natural gas leak, you should evacuate the area immediately and dial 911.

The installation of the free detector typically takes less than one hour.

Once completely installed, the device requires no further maintenance. When the detector is due for replacement, Con Edison will replace the device at no cost.

Natural gas detectors are as important as your smoke detector, seat belt or lock on your door. They’re lifesaving technology.

To schedule a free installation, customers can call Con Edison at 1-800-643-1289, and select option 4, or email

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