Tagged: association utilities

Smart Meters could be overbilling you by a whopping 582%

Feb 27, 2018 |

Smart Meters could be overbilling you by a whopping 582% Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by: JD Heyes   (Natural News) Most people understand that utility bills are a necessary evil if they want to live in the modern world – even if utility bills eat up a large portion of monthly income. That said, few … read more

WHY WATER SUB-METERING IS NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR ASSOCIATIONS: PART ONE

Feb 27, 2018 |
Don't install water sub meters

  WHY WATER SUB-METERING IS NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR ASSOCIATIONS:  PART ONE    When speaking with many community managers, I often hear this:  "We will just install water sub meters" in response to their ever increasing water and sewer utility costs.  However, this choice is much more complicated and treacherous than is seems.  Here's … read more

Utility Auditing And Association Management: Working Together To Build A Better Community

Jul 24, 2017 |
Reducing Utility Dudget

Utility Auditing And Association Management:  Hidden Canyon Homeowners Association   Working Together To Build A Better Community:   The Hidden Canyon Homeowners Association, located in Westlake Village, California, consists of 648 homes with 3 pools and 3 spas.  Sarah Zemer of Ross Morgan & Company, Inc. contacted Pacific Utility Audit in 2016 to find out … read more

There is GOLD in Your Association’s Utility Bills!

Aug 14, 2016 |

There is GOLD in Your Association’s Utility Bills!       Property managers must approve dozens of bills for payment daily. Of these bills, the majority are 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 book. Terms like … read more

COMMON-AREA UTILITY BILLS: 2015 LEGISLATIVE RECAP AND 2016 INITIATIVES

Feb 22, 2016 |

COMMON-AREA UTILITY BILLS:  2015 LEGISLATIVE RECAP AND 2016 INITIATIVES:   In 2015, the theme of the year was water conservation, especially concerning common interest developments.  Here is a quick recap of 2015 laws pertaining to common-area utilities:   ASSEMBLY BILL 349 (Gonzalez): This bill was signed into law in 2015, and makes void and unenforceable … read more

Utility Horror Tales…. “There are more frightening things than goblins and ghouls”

Sep 22, 2015 |

Utility Horror Tales… "There are more frightening things than goblins and ghouls" In light of the upcoming Halloween season…. the following stories are just a few of the more horrific tales from the company files.  Since 1989 we have seen the utility companies misread, misbill, miscalculate, mispring, miscount, mistake, misconstrue, misinform, misguide and mismanage – … read more

How To Reduce Your Water Expenses WITHOUT Reducing Your Water Use!!!

Sep 21, 2015 |

How To Reduce Your Water Expenses WITHOUT Reducing Your Water Use!!!     During the drought in the early 90’s, water became a commodity for the first time in history, and the cost of water soared, and these water prices have remained high long after that drought was over.  Then, recycling of trash became mandatory … read more

Reclaim Your Association’s Money

Apr 9, 2015 |
Are You Paying Too Much For Utilities?

Reclaim Your Association's Money Ever hear of spending the same dollar twice? How would you like to go back in time, get holds of money your business or association already spent and spend it again this year? HUNDREDS OF COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATIONS ON THE WEST COAST ARE DOING IT! Best of all – your business … read more

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

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