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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…
Need New Flood Sensors for Your Water Leak Detection System?

Need New Flood Sensors for Your Water Leak Detection System?

Having the most accurate and up-to-date water submetering and leak detection systems for building managers of large multi-family buildings can significantly help their tenants. These large buildings require a complex system that can quickly and efficiently detect leaks and locations before significant interruptions in their daily service. With improvements in sensor technology coming rapidly, keeping your submetering systems infrastructure current becomes a full-time job.  (more…)
Looking for a Change? A Career at H2O Degree Can Help!

Looking for a Change? A Career at H2O Degree Can Help!

Finding a job that you like, let alone love, can prove a lifelong challenge for people. You want to find a career that offers you ample opportunities for growth and upward mobility but also provides a semblance of a work/life balance. Knowing what you’re looking for can help you find the perfect fit for your future career.  (more…)
Come Visit Us At Buildings NY This October!

Come Visit Us At Buildings NY This October!

Owning and running an apartment building or other multi-family housing complexes requires constant effort and a thirst to improve your existing processes. As building owners, property managers, architects, and the like look towards the future, they want to know that their properties are equipped to adapt to any changes or developments in stride.  (more…)

See You At The 2021 Apartmentalize Conference in Chicago!

2020 threw the live events and conferences circuit off track and forced many events to go virtual. However, 2021 has seen a swift turnaround and a return to in-person conferences. With Chicago on track to fully reopen by July 4th, the 2021 Apartmentalize Conference will be an entirely in-person meeting, barring any unforeseen setbacks.  (more…)

The Importance of Up-To-Date Humidity Sensors For Property Managers

Multi-family residential buildings represent a complex ecosystem. Keeping the air and water quality as high as possible has become a critical part of the job for property managers. As the ongoing search for new ways of tracking your property’s temperature and humidity continues, finding new technology to help becomes essential. As the technology advances, the greater precision these sensors have to determine the temperature and humidity of the building and provide a safer environment for their tenants. Using more accurate techniques for better temperature control, property managers can ensure all tenants residing in your multi-family facilities are comfortable.  (more…)

How Utility Submetering Became an Essential Part of Multi-Family Facilities

An Early Invention As the Industrial Revolution swept the world over a century ago, two brothers realized the need for pressure and temperature controls that allowed for precise readings. Axel and Odin Clorius went on to found their company, Clorius Controls, in 1902. Over two decades later, and with extensive research, Axel and Odin had a patent for a heat cost allocator that measured energy usage in individual apartments heated by a common boiling system. The device effectively measured the energy each tenant was using to heat their apartment so individualized utility billing could be used. (more…)

Maintain the Balance Between Community and Autonomy With Submetering Services

Every community thrives on a system that provides individual autonomy and encourages communal resource sharing to sustain all participants. In the past, this delicate balance was achieved through an “honor system” between community members. As our world becomes increasingly problematic, however, the need for a system that can comprehensively monitor resource usage can ensure that everyone can still enjoy the benefits of a sharing and respectful coexistence. (more…)

The Financial Advantages to Installing a Sub-Metering System in Your Building

Whether you own or manage a large apartment complex or other large-capacity multiple tenant building, the advantages of a submetering system benefit both management and residents. With a properly utilized submetering system, you can eliminate the need for water usage estimates and promote a socially-conscious environment for everyone in the community. (more…)

Introducing the WM-3000 & WM-3100 Ultrasonic Water Meters

At H2O Degree, we are always looking for innovative solutions to meet your submetering needs. Recently, we developed the WM-3000 and WM-3100 series of ultrasonic water meters. Highly accurate, simple to install, and useful in a wide array of applications, these water meters are fully compatible with H2O Degree’s wireless water metering and leak detection systems. (more…)

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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