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Air conditioner selection: understand Tonnage, EER, COP and Star Rating

By on April 3, 2014
Air conditioner selection: understand Tonnage, EER, COP and Star Rating

The sun is back again with its ever increasing heat. The temperature all set to hit a new record this season, yet again. Its summer again!! This is the probably the time when air conditioner industry is at its peak and most people look out for buying the best equipment in the market which suits […]

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Comparison of various refrigerants (R-410A, R-22, R-290, R-134A) used for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators

By on March 26, 2014
Comparison of various refrigerants (R-410A, R-22, R-290, R-134A) used for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators

While growing up in the 1990s I used to hear a lot about CFCs (or chlorofluorocarbons) and their involvement in depletion of ozone layer. There were talks that all the refrigerants that cause environmental harm will be phased out. But as the years passed by, the thought of checking if a refrigerator or air conditioner […]

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Make your home electric shock proof by using RCDs (Residual Current Detectors)

By on March 12, 2014
Make your home electric shock proof by using RCDs (Residual Current Detectors)

In the last few months Bijli Bachao has become a source of information for not just saving electricity but also for various other problems and concerns related to electricity at their homes. During one of our interactions with a person about inverters, we got a question: “After I installed a geyser there was electric current […]

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Voltage Stabilizers: working, sizing and power consumption

By on March 3, 2014
Voltage Stabilizers: working, sizing and power consumption

Power supply is erratic at most places in India, with voltage fluctuating in both directions (up and down) at many places frequently. These voltage fluctuations can damage appliances, there by causing them to end much before their normal useful life. When voltage goes down, electric current in the appliance increase, which can result in burning […]

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Zero Watt lamp power consumption and LED bulb alternatives

By on February 18, 2014
Zero Watt lamp power consumption and LED bulb alternatives

We all are well aware of the low intensity bulbs that are run 24*7 at home around photo frames/ paintings, small temples/ religious area in the home or they may be even used as decorative lights. Some people use these bulbs as night lamps. Some astrologers  also believe that using green light night bulb will […]

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Understand Cycle time of air conditioners – frequency with which ac compressor turns off and on

By on February 15, 2014
Understand Cycle time of air conditioners – frequency with which ac compressor turns off and on

What is the function of an air conditioner? The basic functions of an air conditioner are: Maintaining the temperature to desired level. Humidity control inside the room (De-humidification). Proper air circulation. The air conditioner attains the desired temperature according to the temperature set by its thermostat. The compressor in the air conditioner is turned on […]

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Light Meter App on mobile phone: easy way to optimize room lighting and save electricity

By on January 20, 2014
Light Meter App on mobile phone: easy way to optimize room lighting and save electricity

One of the biggest challenges while setting up lights in a room is to understand how much lighting is good lighting. People end up putting multiple CFLs, Tube lights, down-lighters, which at times is more than required and also consume electricity more than what is needed. In a previous post on Task Based Lighting we […]

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Microwave Ovens: Science behind it; comparison with gas stove; and some myths/realties

By on January 23, 2014
Microwave Ovens: Science behind it; comparison with gas stove; and some myths/realties

Microwave ovens are there in Indian market since quite some time, but it is only in the last few years that they have caught the fancy of Indian kitchen. We at Bijli Bachao get several requests asking for suggestions for buying microwave ovens and thus we picked it up as a topic to research about. […]

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Use right detergents with washing machine for efficient use

By on January 20, 2014
Use right detergents with washing machine for efficient use

While buying a washing machine, we always try to buy the best that we can. Many people also think of buying the most efficient washing machine. But it’s not just the washing machine that matters; even the detergent that we use with the washing machine that drives the efficiency of the washing machine. With improvements […]

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Top 10 ideas for saving petrol/fuel in your car/vehicle

By on January 23, 2014
Top 10 ideas for saving petrol/fuel in your car/vehicle

There was a time not long time ago when the prices of petrol/fuel were quite reasonable. The prices of all kinds of fuel: petrol, diesel, etc have skyrocketed in last few years. A recent ad on TV by a car company had a dialogue: “Kitna deti hai” (how much does it give), summed up the […]

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