Cut Utility Costs
Find Refunds, Optimize Utility Expenses
Don’t Pay More
Utility and telecom costs are probably a significant portion of your annual budget. Most utility companies think customers are responsible to determine the best rates for their accounts, yet most customers assume the provider knows best. That’s why it’s important to have a utility and telecom expense management company like Cost Control Associates in your corner.
Regulated utility companies offer many choices. Our analysts understand the rates and tariffs for every state and work with you to determine the optimal choice for your organization. Because of the complexity of utility billing structures, errors can go undetected for years. We use our expertise to find those errors and get the best rate for your organization.
Telecommunications present an ever-growing expense that changes as quickly as the technology supporting it. Telecom providers offer a variety of services, but rate structures are complex and your usage needs change. Multi-page bills with cryptic line items make it hard to determine the accuracy of your charges and that can lead to undiscovered errors on your monthly invoices.
You are probably paying more than you need to. Our Cost Recovery and Reduction programs for energy, telecom and waste disposal offer an in-depth examination of your monthly bills that can point to significant savings. Cost Control Associates will:
- Identify areas of improvement
- Uncover billing errors
- Obtain refunds and
- Analyze rate choices
Data Analysis and Review
Benefit by Ongoing Cost Savings
While our Cost Recovery and Reduction program offers a one-time (or periodic) review of your utility expenses, we also offer ongoing Data Analysis and Review which provides continuous analysis of your utility costs and ensures that you are paying optimal rates going forward.
While most utility cost management companies provide automated system checks, Cost Control Associates takes a deeper dive to validate utility billing and data accuracy. In fact, when we perform secondary reviews for clients who receive utility audit services elsewhere, we regularly find additional reductions and refunds.
Our Expertise Runs the Gamut of Utility Expenses
- Steam or chilled water
- Natural Gas, propane and oil
- Water and sewer
- Solid waste (trash), organic waste, recycling
- Pharmaceutical and medical waste
- Hazardous materials
- Shredding/document destruction
Cost-effective Lighting Services
Rely on Efficient Lighting and Energy
A lighting upgrade may be just what you need to reduce your utility operating costs. With available rebates, we can often cut the pay-back period to less than two years! Not only do lighting retrofits cut energy costs, but they also cut maintenance costs. Our complete turnkey solution includes an initial review to determine your savings potential, facility audits, recommended solutions and complete installation services. We’ll even remove the old fixtures.
Find Cash with Deposit Recovery
If you’ve opened and closed utility accounts with your providers, there’s a good chance you’ve left money on the table. We review utility company deposit policies and work with account representatives to determine what deposits you have paid. We then negotiate to reduce or recover your deposit dollars and verify that the money is credited or returned directly to you.