I always had my own gas bottle connected. This Lootha thing is a rip off...IMHO.
Exactly, although it's AED75 per month fixed charge (AED225 per quarter). Their meter reading is sporadic too, and the online reading submission does not work, so "typical" quarterly bills were for AED225 fixed fee plus AED225 default charge, the latter being refunded against actual consumption when they read the meter.Sorry I don't have anything useful to contribute but I was astonished to read of the level of their fixed charges, equating to over AED 100 per month if I read you correctly! I guess that similar to district cooling they are suffering the effects of underutilisation of their resources which means less people have to share in the overhead cost, but all the same!
Typically gas is a tenant's obligation, so the supply is disconnected between tenancies. It therefore requires re-connection at the outset of any new tenancy (including the AED250 connection charge!!).Do you not have the option of terminating the agreement with them and switching to electric? You'd pay off the cost of the new appliance is less than a year!