utility expenses

The Easiest Ways to Cut Your Utility Costs in 2017

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.

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Utility Audits: Why You WANT Future Utility Savings!

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!  […]

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LOS ANGELES D.W.P. BILLING PROBLEMS….

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 […]

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There’s Gold in Your Utility Bills!

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 […]

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Doesn’t a utility audit create more work for the property manager and/or management company?

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, […]

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