Monthly Archives: February 2015

SMART METERS: Are They Really That Smart For You?

Feb 5, 2015 |

In the last several years, smart meters for electricity have been installed to replace the old dial-type electric meters. Touted as the latest and greatest in technology, with customers allowed to access their actual electric consumption on a real-time basis, are they really helping you or are they really helping the utility companies? In our … read more

The Easiest Ways to Cut Your Utility Costs in 2015…

Feb 4, 2015 |

Many residential consumers are currently unaware of one of the easiest ways to reduce their cost of living. Some spend hours researching different smartphone data plans and cable services to save only a few dollars a month. By understanding what utility tariffs are and which ones are available, residents can unlock a new way to … read more

INCREASING UTILITY COSTS? WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU.

Feb 3, 2015 |

I have a riddle for you.    What happens when you take increasing utility costs and a drought and cross it with a group of managers?   Don 't   know yet? You get Pacific Utility Audit. Who are they? They are a dedicated company whose founders were originally property managers themselves.   During the drought in 1989 … read more

LOS ANGELES D.W.P. BILLING PROBLEMS….

Feb 2, 2015 |

A RECAP OF 2013 AND 2014   The History Late in 2013, LADWP implemented a new customer billing system that replaced its 40-year old customer billing system. What happened next is, as they say, history…   There were so many billing errors, delayed bills, estimated bills, poor customer service and overall confusion for both customers … read more

There’s Gold in Your Utility Bills!

Feb 1, 2015 |

There's Gold in Your Association's Utility Bills!        By;  Erin Kelly As a prior property manager, I approved approximately two dozen bills daily! Of these bills, the majority were almost always utility bills.   Trying to intelligently decipher and understand a utility bill is like trying to read Latin when you don't have a  translation … read more