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The Electric and Gas Utility Analyzer (tm)
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Users Manual
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Version 4.0
























THE ELECTRIC AND GAS ANALYZER (c) 1987 MOONDOG SOFTWARE




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Introduction
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The Analyzer is a powerful and easy to use program that will record

and maintain data files for your utility usage.It allows you to analyze

the data contained in the individual utility files.A continuous record

is kept of the present and previous meter readings, the cost for each

months usage, the dates for the service period, and the cost for that

service period.

You are able to analyze the cost and usage by month for each

individual year, yearly by year, and by selected periods (ie, summer,

winter, ect.).

Another feature that you may find helpful is the cost estimator.

This allows you to enter your present meter reading, electric or gas,

and it will approximate your cost as of that reading.It figures in rates,

and any taxes or other charges by using the cost per unit from the

last billing period.





















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Using The Program
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From the DOS prompt or a batch file enter 'UTIL'.

The first screen that you should see is the following :












The current date is :
03-21-1987
Do you want to change date (Y/N)
Enter the correct date :
New date is :














The program will prompt you for the current date. It is important

to have the system clock set to the correct date because the program

uses the date for its filing system.

You have the option of entering "Y" to change the date or entering

"N" or just depressing the 'ENTER' key to keep the current date

unchanged.

Once the system date is set the following menu will appear :

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Utility Recorder


Enter one of the following choices




Gas Utility Recording...........<1>

Electric Utility Recording......<2>

Read Credits....................<3>

Return to System................<4>










At this menu screen you will choose which utility recording or

analyzing is to take place, either Gas or Electric.

Also you have the option to read a message from the author, or by

selecting choice number <4>, to return to DOS.

Selecting choice number <1> enables the Gas Utility Recording.

Selecting choice number <2> enables the Electric Utility Recording.

Both modes work in exactly the same way with the exception that

the Electric Utility Mode expects to have 12 monthly entries, while

the Gas Utility Mode only requires entries every other month for a

total of 6 entries per year.











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When choice number <3> is selected the following message is

displayed :











THE ELECTRIC/GAS UTILITY ANALYZER (tm)

The Analyzer is a powerful and easy to
use gas and electric utility recorder.
It will keep track of and analyze usage
of your gas & electric utilities.

It is being distributed through the
SHAREWARE system, it is NOT free.
If you find the 'ANALYZER' program
useful please send whatever contribution
you think is fair to the author at the
address below :

Don R.Barba
1575 East 34th Street
Brooklyn,NY 11234

G&E ANALYZER(C) 1987, MOONDOG SOFTWARE.






This is just the author begging for support.

Let your conscience be your guide.











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When choice <1> or choice <2> is selected, the following menu

selection appears :



ELECTRIC UTILITY ANALYSIS



Enter <1> for MONTHLY usage and charges.

Enter <2> for YEARLY analysis.

Enter <3> for SELECTED analysis.

Enter <4> for COST estimator.

Enter <5> for ADDING new charges.

Enter <6> to RETURN to Utility Menu.

Enter <7> to END program.


ENTER CHOICE



Here is where the meat of the program operates.

When choices <1> through <4> are selected for the first time use,

the program will check for the existence of the appropriate data

file.

The data files are created using choice number <5>.One thing

you must keep in mind is that the data file must start with the

first month of the year,January, and if data is not available going

back to the first month, dummy records must be entered.This is a

limitation caused by the analyze function.







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MONTHLY USAGE AND CHARGES
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When Choice number <1> is selected you are presented with the

following menu for selection :



Select year :

YEAR ==> 1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978






Make selection,then press ENTER.








Select the year that you are interested in seeing by using the

cursor-up or cursor-down keys on the numeric keypad. When the year is

highlighted, then press the 'ENTER' key.










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After the 'ENTER' key is pressed a report similar to the one

below will be printed on the screen :






MONTHLY USAGE AND CHARGES FOR 1978


SVC PERIOD METER READINGS USAGE CHARGES COST/KWH
FROM TO PREV PRES KWH $

01-12-78 02-10-78 66830 67340 510 $ 46.95 9.2
02-10-78 03-15-78 67340 67870 530 $ 50.86 9.6
03-15-78 04-13-78 67870 68360 490 $ 47.92 9.8
04-13-78 05-12-78 68360 68840 480 $ 47.79 10.0
05-12-78 06-13-78 68840 69350 510 $ 53.79 10.5
06-13-78 07-13-78 69350 69950 600 $ 61.87 10.3
07-13-78 08-11-78 69950 71020 1070 $ 107.09 10.0
08-11-78 09-12-78 71020 72260 1240 $ 124.35 10.0
09-12-78 10-12-78 72260 72720 460 $ 48.51 10.5
10-12-78 11-13-78 72720 73150 430 $ 41.15 9.6
11-13-78 12-12-78 73150 73580 430 $ 41.29 9.6
12-12-78 01-11-79 73580 74110 530 $ 49.69 9.4




END OF LIST...HIT ENTER TO CONTINUE


















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If choice number <2> was selected, Yearly Analysis, a report

similar to the above will be generated. The first column will contain

the year, instead of the month, and the following columns will

contain totals for the year.

It then becomes very easy to see changes in usage and cost over

the years.

Choice number <3> allows reports to be generated covering

the selections as shown below :


SELECTED ANALYSIS



CHOSE PERIOD FOR ANALYSIS

<1> ---------- WINTER

<2> ---------- SPRING

<3> ---------- SUMMER

<4> ---------- FALL

<5> ---------- OTHER



ENTER CHOICE

This report will be in the same format as the Yearly report, and

showing for each year the appropriate totals for only the period

selected.

This will enable you to see any unusual changes in usage or charges

during only the summer months, for instance, when your electric

usage might be expected to be high.

The addition of a new electrical appliance or the upgrading

of your heating system, and how it affects your utility bill

will be readily apparent.
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Selecting choice number <4>, Cost Estimator, results in the

following display:



COST ESTIMATOR







Last cost was .1351446 per KWH.
Last reading was : 49443
Enter present reading ๐Ÿ˜• 49600
Approximate cost is >>>>> $ 21.22








Press 'ENTER' to continue.





Entering the present meter reading will calculate the approximate

cost as of that reading.

***** Please Note *****

For this function to work, at least two entries must be made in the

appropriate data file.

The approximate cost is calculated from the previous billing cycle

and should prove to be quite accurate. This method does not require

the entry of the graduated rate schedules that are used by most

major utilities.




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Selecting choice number <5>, Adding New Charges, displays the

following screen:


ADDING NEW CHARGES








Enter this months meter reading ๐Ÿ˜• 2221
Enter this months closing date (01-01-83) ๐Ÿ˜• 03-20-86
Enter this months cost ๐Ÿ˜• 123.45














This screen is where the electric and gas data files are built from.

Entering the information in the above frame will store it in the proper

file.


















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