Welcome to H2O Degree’s Utility Management Blog Page!  below you will find valuable information on news related to how you can better manage your utilities! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@h2odegree.com.

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Welcome to the Utility Management Blog!

Welcome to the Utility Management Blog!

Welcome to the all-new H2O Degree Utility Management Blog Page! When you visit this page, you will find information related to submetering, utility management, water leak detection & alarming, thermostat control and other energy management subjects for multi-family residential, commercial and industrial facilities. This includes industry updates & events, H2O Degree product features, new product launches, and many other helpful topics – all brought to you by the H2O Degree marketing team. This new industry feature is designed to allow more communication between H2O Degree and industry professionals, so you can stay up to date with everything that is happening within our company and the utility management industry overall. New posts will be on a regular basis, so be sure to check in regularly and see what’s new with Vitrek products and the latest industry trends. “As an industry leader, H2O Degree provides new and innovative products and solutions to the multi-family residential and commercial industries for a variety of submetering and utility management applications. Having a blog where we can  update our partners and clients about the latest news and industry happenings will be a great resource for anyone who interested in energy management and utility conservation.” Said Don Millstein, H2O Degree’s President. Along with our informative blog posts, you will find other types of information as well, including brief videos with more information on a given topic. In other posts, we might include infographics, so you can have a visual representation of the effect a product may have or its benefits. We have big things in store for our blog, so we hope that you will follow along with us every step of the way. Thank you for choosing H2O Degree as your resource for submetering and utility management solutions, and we hope you enjoy the blog! If…

What Is the Cost of Water in the United States?

Convenient access to water is something that most of us take for granted, and we often don’t consider the cost of this precious resource every time we open the faucet.  (more…)

H2O Degree Water Submetering and Leak Reporting Solutions

Water damage!  If you have ever dealt with the swift damage water can cause to your unit’s walls and ceilings, then you know how costly repairs can be.  What if there was a solution that can notify you of an issue before it becomes a catastrophe?  How much time, money, and effort could that save for your bottom line? (more…)

How to Detect Water Leaks Before They Become Major Problems

Property managers of multi-family residential or commercial buildings who have had to deal with water leaks know what a headache they can be. If the leak remains undetected for too long, there could be extensive damage and remediation cleanup required. On top of the damage cost, the leak likely caused a significant amount of wasted water and higher utility bills. (more…)

H2O Degree Introduces a Smarter Way to Control Thermostats in Hydronic Heating Systems

Property managers of multi-family apartment buildings, especially older buildings, have long had to rely on outdated thermostat monitoring and controls for hydronic heating systems, which circulate hot water through radiators in order to heat each room in the building. H2O Degree now offers a convenient way to wirelessly control a building’s temperature without the need for expensive cabling systems or battery-powered units. (more…)

H2O Degree to be Featured at AHR Expo!

H2O Degree is excited to be taking our wireless utility submetering, water leak detection, and thermostat control technology to Orlando for this year’s AHR Expo! We will be partnering throughout the expo with MachineQ, a Philadelphia-based division of Comcast specializing in LoRaWAN technology, low-power IoT platforms, and other software designed to make utility monitoring and leak detection a more straightforward process.  (more…)

H2O Degree’s Connection With the Internet of Things

You might have heard about the Internet of Things, or IoT, but you may not be aware of exactly what is involved with it and how it can directly affect you. Believe it or not, H2O Degree works very closely with IoT. With cutting-edge wireless LoRaWan networks powered by MachineQ from Comcast, we can use this technology to better the systems you use for utility submetering, water leak detection, and other energy conservation solutions that we offer to multi-family properties. (more…)
Did you know...H2O Degree & Comcast's MachineQ Division Partnered to Simplify Submetering in 30-Acre Apartment Complex Using Just 1 MachineQ Gateway

Did you know...H2O Degree & Comcast's MachineQ Division Partnered to Simplify Submetering in 30-Acre Apartment Complex Using Just 1 MachineQ Gateway

H2O Degree & Comcast's Division MachineQ Partnered to Simplify Submetering in 30-Acre Apartment Complex Using Just 1 MachineQ Gateway

Water Conservation Tips

General Water Saving Tips Think while you use water, especially in the bathroom. Bathroom facilities constitute nearly 75% of the water used in the typical household. Repair Leaks. A leak of just one drop per second wastes 3,000 gallons of water a year. Hot water leaks also waste the energy used to heat the water. Total cost per drip – $30 to $50 per year. Install water-saving devices such as faucet aerators, new shower heads, and displacement devices (a brick in the tank) for toilets. Most devices cost little but save a lot of water and money. Saving Water in the Bathroom Never use your toilet as a wastebasket Test for a flapper leak inside the toilet. A toilet flapper leak can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day! To test, add a few drops of dark food coloring to the water in the toilet tank. If the colored water appears in the bowl when not in use, the toilet flapper is leaking. A replacement costs $5 to $10 and installs in 30 seconds. Install low-flow aerators and showerheads. They are inexpensive and easy to install. Close the faucet flow while brushing your teeth or shaving. Use a partially filled sink to rinse your razor. Use a glass of water for rinsing teeth. Take showers instead of tub baths, or take a shallow bath. When showering, do not turn on the water “full blast.” Take faster, shorter showers. When showering, turn off the flow while soaping or shampooing. Consider bathing small children together. Saving Water in the Kitchen and Laundry Refrigerate a bottle of drinking water instead of letting a faucet flow until the water is cold enough to drink. Use a dishpan or plug the sink for washing and rinsing dishes. Install a low-flow aerator on all…
H2O Degree Releases New Website!

H2O Degree Releases New Website!

It’s time for an upgrade! H2O Degree is proud to announce that we have redesigned the www.H2ODegree.com website and it is now live! Now when you visit us for your utility management solutions – such as water leak detection, thermostat control, utility consumption and reporting, and submetering for electric, water, gas, and BTU – you will be welcomed by a sleek new design that allows you to quickly find the information you need to better manage your utility costs. Our entire website has been completely redesigned, with the user in mind! When you log onto our site, you can quickly find information about how we can help you reduce your utility costs, what the benefits are from submetering, and the latest news that includes new projects, industry articles and trade show events where you can see our products live and in person! Everything on our website is easy to look at with a vibrant layout that flashes across the screen upon access, taking our online presence into the 21st century! The new website provides detailed listings of all of our products, including sales and technical information. All of our water, electric, gas and BTU submetering products are displayed with full technical and engineering specifications In addition, you can also find sales and technical specifications for our thermostat control, water leak detection and alarming solutions as well as information on our reporting solutions. We want you to know why H2O Degree is the industry leader for submetering & utility management solutions, and the new layout of our website puts all of that information in one easy-to-find spot! A beneficial component of our website is an overview of some of our success stories and case studies. Buildings across the country have benefited from our wireless submetering and leak detection systems for over…

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