Converting your property to the submeter billing method can be confusing and costly. We at Jet Utilities are experts in submeter conversion of multi-family communities. We provide a turn-key solution for property owners and managers, as well as offering a unique “no upfront capital” installation option. Let us manage the conversion process so you can focus on managing your property.
Equipment: Water, gas, and electric submeters
Installation: Turn-key project management and regulatory consultation
Service and Maintenance: All-inclusive service and maintenance
Purchase installment plan: No upfront capital required, no loan applications, no high interest equipment leases
Submeter Conversion Tips
Check the laws in your state. Laws vary from state to state and some states have very specific requirements about the submeter conversion process. Review your local statutes and make sure you comply with all regulations to prevent costly mistakes. Jet Utilities can walk you through the process and help to avoid pitfalls.
Choose the right meter. Choosing the right meter is one of the most important decisions you will make when you submeter your property. When it comes to meters, the old adage “you get what you pay for” definitely applies. The less expensive plastic and composite meters will not last nearly as long as a solid brass meter. The last thing you want to do is purchase replacement meters every couple of years due to failure and inaccuracy. Jet Utilities uses solid brass, low lead (exceeds 2014 NSF standards) meters that carry a 25 year warranty.
Choose the right AMR system. The AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) system is the “brains” of the submeter method. There are many choices available and most are designed for municipalities that have full time staff for reading meters. Jet Utilities uses the leading technology for residential submeters to ensure that you never have to read a meter manually. We provide 24/7/365 monitoring that sends alerts for tampering, non-advancing, and even potential leaks.
Choose an experienced installer. Installing your new submeter system is a big project and every individual dwelling can present its own unique set of challenges. Jet Utilities specializes in installing and maintaining residential submeter systems. We have in-house journeyman plumbers that are dedicated to each project. They have the experience necessary to adapt to these challenges and ensure that 100% of the metered utility is captured.
Choose the right utility billing company. Utility bill preparation and calculation can be very time consuming for a property manager. In some cases, it can almost be a full time job once a month. Jet Utilities has skilled staff and a sophisticated set of tools to ensure that each person gets an accurate and easy to read statement. In some states, these costs can even be passed through to your tenants.