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It's OK to be a Scrooge with Utilities this Holiday Season!

Posted by Livable Content Team on Oct 18, 2022 6:30:22 PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year! But all those wonderful light displays and colder temps come with a hefty price tag. A few simple changes can help trim utility bills for you and your Residents while saving both energy and water. Be sure to share this list of handy tips with everyone in your properties. What's good for the planet is good for your wallet! 

Simple Ways To Save Water This Summer

Posted by Livable Content Team on Jul 6, 2022 3:00:00 AM

In summer, water usage can account for as much as 50% or more of your monthly utility bill, depending on where you live. Learning how to conserve water during the hottest months not only can save you money, but it’s good for the planet. It’s doubly important to think about ways to save on water this summer.

6 Tips to Help You Save Energy This Summer

Posted by Livable Content Team on Jun 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM

As temperatures continue to rise, staying cool this summer means an increase on your utility bills. While the rising heat impacts financial and environmental factors, there are habits you and your Residents can apply to your daily summer living to reduce those financial and environmental impacts. By following these simple summer energy-saving tips, you and your Residents can keep the temperature, and your budget, well within your comfort zone.

Leasing: What A Property Manager Needs To Know About Rent Control

Posted by Livable Content Team on Mar 9, 2022 12:37:07 PM

Rent control refers to legislation restricting rental rates in a city or state. The maximum rent that can be charged for a unit and the amount that the rent can be increased per year varies per municipality. Cities use rent control laws to regulate the housing market.

The Cheapest Energy is the Energy You Don't Use

Posted by Livable Content Team on Dec 2, 2021 12:15:00 PM

Utility costs, especially energy and water, keep rising. As a Housing Provider, you want to recover the costs you can, especially in a market of softening rents. When you can't increase rent to cover those rising utilities, billing Residents for them can help boost your Net Operating Income for a healthier financial pictures. Livable's innovative Ratio Utility Billing System can help! 


Smart saver tip of the month

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.