Tagged: utility expense reduction

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

Sub-metering and L.A.D.W.P.: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You

May 20, 2015 |

Sub-metering and L.A.D.W.P.:  What You Don't Know Could Cost You In the past, residents were not responsible for utility costs.  The typical resident would only be responsible for paying rent and could use an unlimited amount of utilities.  This has caught the attention of regulators, environmentalists and property owners and has resulted in a dramatic … 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

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

Electric Bill Too High? Find a Lower Rate!

Sep 1, 2014 |

Electric Bill Too High? Find a Lower Rate!   You can help your association’s residents reduce their rates — just point them to their utility’s website.   You can help your association’s residents reduce their electricity rate and bill — simply by referring them to the utility company’s website! Nearly every electric utility company has … 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

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Utility Auditing

Sep 1, 2014 |

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Utility Auditing You’d think that finding utility overcharges would be simple enough — just take a close look at your HOA or business’s utility bills, right?   Not exactly. Do-it-yourself (DIY) utility auditing can backfire if you don’t know what you’re doing, as one property manager learned the hard way.   … read more