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Making Smart Energy Decisions

Tools to help evaluate energy costs.

To make an "apples-to-apples" comparison of various forms of energy, the comparisons must be made on the basis of dollars per million BTUs.

With the high prices of energy, more and more people want to know what the best fuel is for heating purposes. A frequently asked question this year is: "Would it be cheaper for me to heat my home with propane or electricity?"

The Energy Selector slide rule is a convenient tool for making "apples-to-apples" comparisons of various heating fuels on the basis of cost per BTU.

Burning shelled corn as a fuel can be a feasible way of dealing with the high prices of conventional fuels.