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How To Save Money On Utilities Despite Inflation, Using Ratio Billing

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Dec 2, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Livable often hits double-digit usage decreases for buildings that implement the RUBS program - Ratio Utility Billing System. For example, in a fully occupied four-unit building, water and electricity use went down 31 percent in the first year that Livable’s RUBS was implemented.

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Insulating water pipes is a quick and inexpensive way to lower water-heating costs. The easy upgrade reduces heat loss and allows you to lower your buildings’ water temperature setting by two to four degrees. Plus, since water doesn’t take as long to heat up, less of this precious resource is wasted waiting for faucets and showers to get to the appropriate temperature.

On smaller buildings, this is a definite DIY job that should take less than a day to complete. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s website for a comprehensive shopping list and step-by-step instructions.