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EnCalcLU Introduction

Version: 4.1
Size: 414KB
Released: 05-May-2014

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Have you ever wondered what your water bill is likely to be before you get it? Is your water bill correct? Do you want to save money? Or may be you want to help the environment by reducing water consumption, monitoring water use can help. If the answer to any of these is yes and if you use a water meter then EnCalcLU can help you. To find more energy and money saving ideas check out Practical Home Energy Saving.

Key Features

Colour coded main screen

Calculates and predicts water use and cost

Allows for both water and sewerage charges

Discounts can be either fixed or a percentage

Can include fixed charges

Maintains a history of readings

Maintains a record of all calculations

Predicts cost in monthly or six monthly

EnCalcLU calculates the cost of water use, allowing both the real cost based on meter readings and forward prediction based on the readings and elapsed time to be calculated. The results can be saved to history and results files for later analysis. The program can cope with both water and sewage volume charges, varying tax rates and discounts plus fixed charges enabling most charging models to be handled. EnCalcLU is part of the JSutils group of software utilities which have a theme of energy conservation.

For information on using the program click on using, Details of the formulae used can be found in formulae. Information on the program data limits can be found in data limits. EnCalcLU supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 8.1. See the log files and screen shot for examples of use. Technical notes relating to EnCalcLU can be found in the support section.

The program requires a registration code to run - this can be obtained free for personal non commercial use from the Download page. For commercial licencing please click here. Registration codes from previous versions are compatible with version 4.1.

To find out what is new and changed in version 4.1 have a look at History.

Although originally designed for the UK EnCalcLU is now in use all over the world. We are particularly interested in where our calculators don't work for the charging method used by your utility supplier. If you have a problem with this program, have any suggestions for improvement or have a novel use for it then let us know. Before reporting a problem always check the FAQ and Known Issues.

Installation

Installation is simple just unzip the installer from the downloaded file, double click on the installer and follow the on screen instructions, shortcuts are installed for all users. As well as installing the program this will also install the help pages. EnCalcLU can be safely installed over previous installations but it will need re-configuring if the configuration file is overwritten when prompted. The program needs administrator privileges to install it. When upgrading do not allow the installer to overwrite the configuration file when prompted to retain saved default values. The existing configuration file will be copied to EnCalcLU.old. Start the program and enter the registration code to begin using EnCalcLU. If the program will not work properly check out the FAQ for suggestions.

Uninstalling EnCalcLU

To uninstall EnCalcLU use Windows Add/Remove Programs from the Control Panel. If you wish to retain any files copy them to a temporary location before uninstalling. All program files and directories in the program root directory (normally c:\program files\JSutils\EnCalcLU\) are removed including those created by the program.