Tagged: utility expenses

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

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

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

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