energy audits

The Phantom Water Meter

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 […]

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How Much Money Will a Utility Audit Save Our Association?

How Much Money Will a Utility Audit Save Our Association? Q. We’re interested in having a utility audit done for our association’s common areas, but it seems like a lot of trouble to go through if it will only save us a little money. Can you estimate how much we can expect to save?   […]

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A Utility Bill Audit Isn’t Enough

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 […]

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Adapt Your Utility Budget to Climate Change

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 […]

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The Dangers of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Utility Auditing

The Dangers of DIY (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. […]

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