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Air Conditioners: Copper Coil vs Aluminium Coil

By on February 25, 2020
Air Conditioners: Copper Coil vs Aluminium Coil
During the scorching summer heat, cool pleasant air is just a switch away. Just turn on the air conditioner and within minutes you can feel the cold air around you. Apart from the various factors that determine which type of air conditioner is better, there is an age-old debate as to which type of coil is better - Copper or Aluminium. Before we see the pros and cons of each type, let us first understand the importance of these coils in the air conditioning process.

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Top Ten Air Coolers in India by Efficiency and Price

By on January 1, 2020
Top Ten Air Coolers in India by Efficiency and Price
If you are trying to beat the summer heat, but at the same time want an affordable and effective way to do it, then air coolers will be the best option for you. Today many different types of air coolers from various brands are available. There are different types of coolers available in the market such as room coolers (used for bedrooms, small offices), duct coolers (used for central air cooling), jumbo coolers (used for large halls, bigger offices) etc. based on the

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

By on May 7, 2019
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 their budget and comfort. Hence, we at Bijli Bachao, thought of providing some information which enables people to make an informed decision before buying an air conditioner.

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Comparison of various refrigerants (R-410A, R-22, R-32, R-290, R-134A, R-600A) used for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators

By on August 7, 2017
Comparison of various refrigerants (R-410A, R-22, R-32, R-290, R-134A, R-600A) 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 that is being purchased has environmentally friendly refrigerant or not, vanished, as the presumption was that the CFCs have been phased out and we only

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

By on June 21, 2019
Understand Cycle time of air conditioners – frequency with which ac compressor turns off and on
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

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Power Saver Devices for Air Conditioners

By on January 31, 2020
Power Saver Devices for Air Conditioners
One of the frequently asked question that we get on our website is: “Is there something that I can put on my Air Conditioner that can reduce its electricity consumption? There are power savers available for Air Conditioners in the market, are they genuine and is it legal to use them?” There are multiple types of power saver devices available in the market, and it is very important to figure out if you need one and if you do, which is the right one. Most of these

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Air Conditioners with Heat Pump can save electricity for heating in winters

By on April 22, 2016
Air Conditioners with Heat Pump can save electricity for heating in winters
Several places in Northern India experience extreme winters and summers every year. To deal with such extreme weather, most people buy both air conditioners as well as room heaters. It not only adds to the number of appliances in a house, but also significantly increases electricity bills in summers as well as winters. Air conditioners because they have a thermostat (which controls temperature) do not consume a lot of electricity as compared to room heaters, which

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Desert Air Coolers better option than Air Conditioners for hot and dry places

By on May 7, 2019
Desert Air Coolers better option than Air Conditioners for hot and dry places
Air Conditioners can significantly increase electricity bills is a fact that is known to many people, but still many people buy it thinking that buying an air conditioner has become a necessity. While we can agree to an extent to the fact that temperatures have increase a bit in last century, but it is not that the life was difficult when there were no air conditioners. For a long time, people in India, especially those living in hot and dry climates used to rely more

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Things that impact electricity consumption in air conditioners

By on April 27, 2016
Things that impact electricity consumption in air conditioners
It’s peak summer, and one thing that worries most people is: electricity consumption by air conditioners. No wonder, while buying air conditioner, people look for the most energy efficient ones, as air conditioners can bloat the electricity bills quite easily.  Although buying an efficient AC does help, there are more things that impact electricity consumption of an air conditioner while one uses it. While going through an interesting research paper on IIT Madras

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Tips to choose the best brand air conditioner

By on April 22, 2016
Tips to choose the best brand air conditioner
A few days back we published an article on tips to buy an air conditioner (link) and since then we got several requests from people asking for tips to buy air conditioner. Although we covered most things related to technology on that article but there was one thing that we did not cover: which is selection of a brand. And this came

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