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Buying Guide: Dishwasher models, prices and their electricity consumption in India

By on May 2, 2017
Buying Guide: Dishwasher models, prices and their electricity consumption in India
The article provides a detail of  the best dishwashers available in India, discussing important features such as size, brands, settings, features, plate stacking, energy efficiency and also prices. With the prevalent culture of ‘nuclear families’, time has probably come when the dishwashing will be considered as a prime necessity rather than just a luxury item. In Indian context, dish washing is traditionally

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Room Heater in India: heating as expensive as cooling

By on December 20, 2019
Room Heater in India: heating as expensive as cooling
Most places in North India experience extreme climates during summers and winters. Summers are extremely hot and winters are extreme cold. This makes it important to have both air conditioners as well as room heaters. It’s a common knowledge that air conditioners consume a lot of electricity and cause increase in electricity bills. But in northern India electricity bills due to heating in winters can be as high as that for cooling and in fact can be more. A recent

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Dishwashers: How much electricity do they use and how to use them efficiently?

By on April 22, 2016
Dishwashers: How much electricity do they use and how to use them efficiently?
Most stereotypical maids in old bollywood movies were always shown as those washing utensils with their hands. Cleaning, rinsing and drying utensils were and are still very commonly done with hands. But slowly and steadily dishwashers have started entering Indian kitchens. Many people in metros and big cities have started buying dishwashers to make every day cleaning of utensils more automated and reliable. As adding any other appliance adds to the electricity bills,

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Cloths Dryer can add a lot of units on your electricity bills

By on April 22, 2016
Cloths Dryer can add a lot of units on your electricity bills
Drying clothes outside the window or outside the house on a cloth line has been very common in India. Even till date most of the people use this method to dry their clothes post wash. But because of influence from the west and movement of NRIs back to India, sale of cloth dryers has been increasing in India. Cloths Dryer provides quick and easy solution to dry clothes post wash with lesser need for ironing. But all this convenience comes at a cost that is increase

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Charging a Mobile Phone: how much electricity does it consume?

By on April 22, 2016
Charging a Mobile Phone: how much electricity does it consume?
Telecom boom in India has had such a great impact that it has made sure that half of India has mobile phones (source: Indian Express). Every other person in the country has a mobile phone and it is increasing. We thought that mobile phones are integral part of our lives, so why not do a test on how much electricity does it consume. We picked up

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Cooktop Comparison: Gas, Electric and Induction

By on April 22, 2016
Cooktop Comparison: Gas, Electric and Induction
Recently while interacting with a Bijli Bachao reader, we came across a question: which cooktop should I buy Gas or Induction? And this made us realize: Hey! We didn't think about it! Cooking typically is a small component of the whole energy requirement in a house (especially in most middle and upper class urban homes), which some people typically ignore. Although rising LPG/PNG costs does cause a furore but rarely do we compare it with other form of energy: electricity.

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Use electric or steam iron effectively for ironing clothes

By on April 22, 2016
Use electric or steam iron effectively for ironing clothes
We all like to wear nice ironed cloths without creases, and doing the same has become a social norm. Although it is a mundane activity to iron cloths, but many people prefer to do it at home. Any heating or cooling appliance uses significant amount of electricity and an electric iron is no different. A typical electric iron is rated at about 1000-2000 watts, which is more than most appliances in a household. But does it really take 1 – 2 units (kwh) for 1 hour of

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Microwave Oven vs. Conventional Electric Oven: a comparison of technology and efficiency

By on April 22, 2016
Microwave Oven vs. Conventional Electric Oven: a comparison of technology and efficiency
Indian kitchen, which at one time had very less electrical appliances, is now getting loaded with appliances of all kinds. Ovens: electric or microwave are increasingly getting into Indian kitchen and making their presence felt. But many a times people get confused between the two and do not understand which one to buy. It is important to note that although a lot of activities can be done in both of these types of ovens, there are few things that can be done well only

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Computers and its peripherals can bump up your electricity bills

By on April 26, 2018
Computers and its peripherals can bump up your electricity bills
Computers and various other associated gadgets are becoming big part of our lives. With increasing advancements in technology computers and other gadgets will continue to be important in our homes and offices, and there by will continue to be important part of our electricity bills. As one computer and monitor can potentially consume as much power as an energy efficient refrigerator, it becomes very important that we make sure that we take some steps to reduce electricity

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Use Washing Machine efficiently to save electricity

By on April 26, 2018
Use Washing Machine efficiently to save electricity
It is not just buying energy efficient products that will save electricity for you; right operation of the same will also make an impact. Efficiency of a washing machine depends a lot on how it is used regularly. Washing machine is a very costly appliance to operate and in-efficient use of it can skyrocket your washing costs. The way cloths are washed can actually save you money. Here are some basic tips: 1) Front Load or

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