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Livable is Committed to Teaching your Team About Ratio Utility Billing

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Sep 1, 2020 12:21:00 PM

At Livable we provide a Ratio Utility Billing System designed to help reduce your environmental footprint while generating revenue for your property. You may have started a conservation program in your properties, let the Livable team further your savings and teach you new and improved ways to save. 

Covid-19 Pandemic: The Effects on Utilities From the Beginning

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Apr 1, 2020 3:39:00 PM

At the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020 Livable along with several utility-based companies did our part to make sure that residents were able to afford their utilities. In April 2020 Livable announced that we were suspending all late fees until July 1, 2020. Throughout the pandemic, we have remained committed to promoting conservation through billing and education, and with no minimums.

Rent Control Comes to Every Property in California

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Nov 1, 2019 1:29:00 PM

 After ignoring the will of the voters, who just last year decided against loosening statewide restrictions on rent control, California state legislators recently passed a new law that will cap annual rent increases at 5 percent plus inflation.

Confronting Climate Change

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Aug 1, 2019 11:30:00 AM

At Livable, our livelihood is power and utilities, so, of course, we are big on how conservation and the wise use of our resources can counteract worrisome trends such as climate change. This global phenomenon has already impacted us in California with the now-continuous threat of drought and wildfires and will only get worse if we don’t make energy conservation a priority. 

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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.