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Electricity vs propane costs

For those times when you'd like to know if it's less expensive to run an appliance such as a water heater on electricity or LP, forum member Clay Lansdown created this neat little program.

Download the .zip file here and unpack it to get the install file. Run the install, a folder will be created on your computer, and a shortcut will be added to the start menu, unless you tell it not to. Note that no registry entries will be made.

To use the program, simply enter the cost per KWH of electricity and the efficiency of our electrical appliance (the program provides a suggestion), then click the Calculate button.

Special note:

Some time back Microsoft decided to change the entire help file format to a new one (chm extension versus hlp). In so doing they also decided to eliminate any support for existing programs using the old format. Because of the ensuing uproar they released a series of programs that will install the necessary support. The proper one for your Windows version can be downloaded here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607.