Utility Savings Tip
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 it seems.
The CPUC sets rates every three years in a public process, which includes public participation hearings held throughout SCE’s 50,000-square-mile service area. SCE files thousands of pages of documents to detail why the funding is needed and responds to requests from the commission’s public interest arm, the Office of Ratepayer Advocates, and other public interest groups.
Most people understand that utility bills are a necessary evil if they want to live in the modern world – even if utility bills eat up a large portion of monthly income. That said, few are willing to pay more than they should be paying, and yet, according to a stunning new report, some people are paying more than they should. A lot more.
Don’t leave your annual utility budget and expenses to a non-professional! It will cost you thousands and thousands of dollars every year! A utility audit can reduce your annual utility budget by approximately 20% and it costs nothing upfront, so there is no out-of-pocket expenses and no risk!
Some residential consumers spend hours researching different smartphone data plans and cable services to save only a few dollars a month. By understanding what utility tariffs are and which ones are available, residents can unlock a new way to save more money in less time.
Believe it or not, the vast majority of associations and businesses pay their utility bills largely by guesswork. Since these services are essential to operations, most people pay the utility bills without question. In so doing, you are probably paying considerably more than you should!