Utility bills are one of the largest operating expenses for a business and can have a significant impact on a company’s profitability. ECS Business Services specializes in utility bill auditing and cost recovery.
Utility company rate structures are fairly complicated, which can lead to potential errors. Hidden costs, charges for non-existing services, and complex billing codes could be increasing your monthly utility bill every month. Most companies examine their bills for obvious errors or noticeable changes from prior months and, if everything looks reasonable, they simply pass them onto their accounting department for payment
This leaves companies exposed to possible long-term incorrect payment histories. With our expertise in utility auditing, we can audit utility bills for any company in any state. Our audit procedure of your company invoices will verify:
- Invoice Accuracy
- Incorrect meter readings
- Faulty meters
- Redundant billing charges
- Evaluation of line charges
- Usage charges
- Surcharges, taxes & tariffs
- Consumption review
- Demand reading errors
The list above represents just a few of the most common types of utility billing errors. We will help secure any over payments and reduce future utility (electric, gas, water, sewer, oil, steam) and telecommunication invoices.
Lower monthly invoices and better plans are available but most telecom and cellular vendors are reluctant to consult with their client base. ECS Business Services is expereienced with contract evaluations with cellular and telecom vendors. We help our clients find reductions in Internet, data network, local and long distance providers and cellular plans.
There are fluctuations in the electricity market that may manipulate price. Competition is a strong motivator and with our resources and contacts we are able to direct our clients to the best possible supplier.
Each town, cooperative, city and county handles the water and sewer that you are currently using. Municipal government entities have their own unique way of billing their clients. Invoicing for these bills are very confusing and over-billing is common. As professionals, ECS can evaluate the validity of these invoices and determine the most cost effective options available.
NATURAL GAS AUDITING
Peak shaving, management loads and energy management services will be carefully examined during your ECS audit. We will examine historical billing for errors and determine the most cost effective usage specific to your property.