Tagged: Utility bills

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

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

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

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

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

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