Tagged: association utility bills

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

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

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

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

Doesn’t a utility audit create more work for the property manager and/or management company?

Nov 5, 2014 |

True or False: Utility Audits Create More Work When managers of businesses or associations look into a utility audit, they often have several common misconceptions about the process. Among their list of concerns, this question tends to pop up frequently: Won’t a utility audit require a lot of work from our property manager, business owner, … read more

The Phantom Water Meter

Nov 4, 2014 |

The Phantom Water Meter   An association once called upon Pacific Utility Audit with a strange problem: They had paid 10 monthly water bills for years without being able to track down each water meter on their property.   A community board member spent hours of his free time trying to find the elusive water … read more

How Much Money Will a Utility Audit Save Our Association?

Nov 3, 2014 |

How Much Money Will a Utility Audit Save Our Association? Q. We’re interested in having a utility audit done for our association’s common areas, but it seems like a lot of trouble to go through if it will only save us a little money. Can you estimate how much we can expect to save?   … read more

A Utility Bill Audit Isn’t Enough

Nov 2, 2014 |

A Utility Bill Audit Isn’t Enough! If you do a quick Internet search for “utility audit,” hundreds of results will immediately appear, listing companies that offer the service. Look a bit closer at these listings, and you’ll notice that almost all these companies do “utility bill auditing.” This means the company will review one or … read more

Adapt Your Utility Budget to Climate Change

Nov 1, 2014 |

Adapt Your Utility Budget to Climate Change It’s a rare day that we don’t see some news about climate change and its effects. Extreme climate effects are on the minds of many residents of the western U.S., where severe drought persists and previously balmy coastal areas such as San Diego have turned sweltering. California (especially … read more

Pay for Performance Utility Auditing: How It Benefits You

Sep 1, 2014 |

Pay for Performance Utility Auditing: How It Benefits You Do you suspect utility services cost too much — but don’t know what to do about it? Find out for sure with help from a utility audit that costs you nothing out of pocket. If your business or association could recoup hundreds or thousands of dollars … read more