Reducing Utility Expenses

Utilities: Are You Paying Too Much?

Dec 28, 2016 |
Paying Too Much For Utilities

Utilities:  Are You Paying Too Much? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a utility audit is a formal review of a house's energy use that provides recommendations for energy-efficiency measures such as weather-striping, caulking and insulation.  But a different type of utility audit examines your utility use and whether you are being overcharged for … read more

Reclaim Your Association’s Past Paid Utility Dollars – Legally!

Dec 26, 2016 |
Reclaim Your Utility Expenses

Reclaim Your Association's Past Paid Utility Dollars!  Reclaim Your Association's Past Paid Utility Dollars! Ever hear of spending the same dollar twice?  How would you like to go back in time, get hold of the money your association already spent and spend it again this year? Hundreds of associations on the West Coast are doing … read more

STOP Throwing Money Away On Utility Bills!

Dec 25, 2016 |

STOP Throwing Money Away on Utility Bills!   Believe it or not, the vast majority of associations and businesses pay their utility bills largely by guesswork.  Since these services are essential to operations, most people pay the utility bills without question.  In so doing, you are probably paying considerably more than you should!  This fiscal carelessness … read more

Utility Audit Defined: A Simple 3-Step Process!

Sep 30, 2016 |

Utility Audit Defined:  A Simple 3-Step Process!    1.  Utility bill audit of all common-area utilities to uncover past and present  utility overcharges.   2.  Onsite inspection of your property:  this is where most utility bill errors are found!!!   3.  Obtain refunds for prior overcharges and identification of less expensive utility rates to reduce future … read more

Why Associations Should Do It All: Utility Audits, Energy Audits, Conservation, Equipment Upgrades, Retrofitting, Rebates and Brokering…But In The Right Order!

Aug 14, 2016 |

  Why Associations Should Do It All:      Utility Audits, Energy Audits, Conservation, Equipment Upgrades, Retrofitting, Rebates and Brokering … But In The Right Order!     WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO ALL IN THE RIGHT ORDER!   You do not want to do energy audits, conservation, retrofitting, equipment upgrades, rebates or brokering … read more

TOP TEN UTILITY BILLING MISTAKES!

Aug 14, 2016 |

  TOP TEN UTILITY BILLING MISTAKES:         1.     Incorrect Rate Schedules   2.     Sewer Fees For Irrigation Water   3.     Misread Meters   4.     Misplaced Decimal Points   5.     Charges for Non-Existing Equipment   6.     Incorrectly Applied Utility Taxes   7.     Miscalibrated Meters   8.     High Estimated Meter Reads   9.   … read more

Utility Companies Make Mistakes – Why?

Feb 26, 2016 |

UTILITY COMPANIES MAKE MISTAKES –     Lack of Expertise – Employees not up to date on all changes, new rates, data input errors, employee turnover, etc.   Too Small Staff & Budget – Too many projects, inadequate personnel to cover service area and number of customers and calls, cannot read meters every month, etc. … read more

FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF UTILITY COMPANIES: FACT VERSUS MYTH

Feb 22, 2016 |

Federal and State Regulation of Utility Companies:  Facts Versus Myths   If you answered “TRUE” to any of these statements, you could be throwing money away each month when you pay your telephone and utility bills! The truth of the matter is that utility billing errors are widespread.  In addition, the vast majority of utility … read more

COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING UTILITY AUDITS

Feb 22, 2016 |

  Common Questions Regarding Utility Audits   According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a utility audit is a formal review of a house’s energy use that provides recommendations for energy-efficiency measures such as weather-stripping, caulking and insulation.  But a different type of utility audit examines your utility use and whether you are being overcharged.  … read more

L.A. D.W.P. Reimburses $231,473.54 to Multiple Associations!

Sep 22, 2015 |

L.A.D.W.P. Reimburses $231,473.54  to Multiple Associations!   Since the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power introduced its new billing system in the fall of 2013, there have been numerous delayed bills, rebills, estimated bills and incorrect bills.  At the present time, these billing problems are still ongoing, with D.W.P. trying to shift the blame … read more