Tagged: utility auditor

A Utility Audit Is Now Easier Than Ever!!

Feb 27, 2018 |
Pacific Utility Audit, Inc.

A Utility Audit Is Now Easier Than Ever!!!     One of the advantages of the trend toward a paperless world is that almost all city-operated utilities and utility companies now allow you to have online access to your utility bills, generally for up to a retroactive 3-year period of time!         … 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

ANNUAL UTILITY AUDIT EXPERT

Aug 27, 2017 |

ANNUAL   UTILITY   AUDIT    EXPERT         Utilities are the TOP THREE annual budget expenses…  don't leave them to a non-professional!!!     NON-UTILITY EXPENSES:   CPA = TAX EXPERT   ATTORNEY = LEGAL ADVICE EXPERT   FINANCIAL CONSULTANT = INVESTMENT EXPERT   RESERVE STUDY COMPANIES = RESERVE MONEY EXPERT   … 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

The Easiest Ways to Cut Your Utility Costs in 2017

Jul 19, 2017 |

  The Easiest Ways to Cut Your Utility Costs in 2017     Many residential consumers are currently unaware of one of the easiest ways to reduce their cost of living. Some residential consumers spend hours researching different smartphone data plans and cable services to save only a few dollars a month.  By understanding what … read more

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

Utility Audit Defined: A Simple 3-Step Process!

Sep 30, 2016 |
Utility Audit Definition

Utility Audit Defined:  A Simple 3-Step Process!    Here is the definition of a 3-step utility audit: 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 … read more

Managers: Utility Rate Increases for 2017 Budgets!!

Aug 15, 2016 |

Managers:  Utility Rate Increases For 2017 Budgets!!             Board members and homeowners look to community managers for professional guidance on managing their associations for long-term sustainability and sound economic advice.  As October, 2016 approaches, it is budget review and approval time for most businesses and associations.   To help you … read more

Utility Audits: Why You WANT Future Utility Savings!

Sep 21, 2015 |

Utility Audits:  Why You WANT Future Utility Savings! Often, there are cheaper utility rate schedules available for your utilities than the one you are currently being billed on!  Your utility provider is under no obligation to make sure you have the best rate for your needs and they have no financial incentive to do so!  … read more

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