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What is a Kill A Watt Meter? How it can help to reduce electricity bills?

By on April 22, 2016
What is a Kill A Watt Meter? How it can help to reduce electricity bills?
Electricity meters are around since many decades now. An electricity meter measures the electrical consumption and displays it on the screen. But we are used to the electricity meters (electromechanical or electronic) which measure the total electricity consumption of the entire house or office. But what if you want to measure how much your air conditioner (or refrigerator, washing machine or any other appliance) is consuming? This

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Electricity meters’ reading comparison: Electromechanical meters, electronic (digital) meters and smart meters

By on April 22, 2016
Electricity meters’ reading comparison: Electromechanical meters, electronic (digital) meters and smart meters
The expenses incurred on electricity consumption are one of those expenses which one has to bear on a regular basis. Every month you receive a bill of the electricity which you have consumed through different appliances. When the bill is surprisingly higher in a certain month, you start thinking, “How come my bill is so high than the previous month, given that my electricity consumption pattern has been the same?” In fact, some people are also of the opinion that

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What is electricity? The basics: voltage, ampere, power explained

By on April 22, 2016
What is electricity? The basics: voltage, ampere, power explained
Look around and you shall find that you are indeed surrounded by electrical appliances. Be it a television, an air conditioner, a water cooler, a ceiling fan or a refrigerator, electrical appliances have become an integral part of our life. In summers when the mercury rises, you just press a button and a cool breeze soothes you. During winters, when you think twice before going under the shower to take a bath, warm water is again just a push of a button away. In

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What are single phase and three phase connections and how to choose between the two?

By on April 22, 2016
What are single phase and three phase connections and how to choose between the two?
A few days back a friend asked: “My society is going for three phase connection, should I go for it? What impact will it have on my bills and also what is the benefit of using three phase connection?” He has 2 ACs and everything else that a regular upper middle class family would have in his house. His was a single-phase connection and everything was working fine. So the doubt about going for a three-phase connection was obvious. We suggested him to continue with

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Electricity Bills and the tariff change confusion

By on April 22, 2016
Electricity Bills and the tariff change confusion
Electricity tariff changes happen almost every year. They are difficult both for the consumers as well as utility (distribution companies). For the utilities, generation of electricity bills become challenging due to varied tariffs for various dates. And for consumers, it becomes difficult to understand the tariff applicable for them. We started Bijli Bachao in early 2012 and one of the first things that we came out with was our electricity bill calculator. And it

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Defective electricity meter – what can you do?

By on August 25, 2015
Defective electricity meter – what can you do?
Electricity meters just like any other device or appliance can go wrong any time. Although it does not mean that they are the sole reasons of high electricity bills, but it can be one of the issues. The first thing that you can do is to validate the electricity bill amounts using some guidelines that are available on our website. And if it is found that the electricity meter is defective, then you need to “act”. With this article we will try to explain what does

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Decoding LT, HT, Domestic, Commercial and Industrial tariff structures by utilities

By on August 27, 2015
Decoding LT, HT, Domestic, Commercial and Industrial tariff structures by utilities
We at Bijli Bachao get a lot of emails from our readers asking for help about their electricity bills. While discussing about the electricity bills, we talk about words like LT, HT, Domestic tariff, Commerical tariff or industrial tariff, but we realized that very few people understand them and how rates/tariffs of electricity are structured. With this article we would like to help people understand various types of tariff structures that utilities come up with and

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Tax and Duty on Electricity bills in India

By on April 22, 2016
Tax and Duty on Electricity bills in India
We at Bijli Bachao want to help people in India to understand various components of their electricity bill. In our previous articles we covered Energy Charges, Fixed

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What are Watt, Kilowatt and a unit of electricity

By on April 22, 2016
What are Watt, Kilowatt and a unit of electricity
When we get our electricity bills, it shows that we have used a certain number of units for the given period. When we go to buy appliances, most of them have watts mentioned on them. If you find it difficult to understand the relation between the two, then you are not alone. Electricity bill and its components are confusing to many and with this article we will try to explain what are watt, kilowatt and a unit of electricity.Power and Energy/Electricity

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Understand Time of Day (TOD)/Time of Use (TOU) tariff structure and how it impacts customers

By on April 22, 2016
Understand Time of Day (TOD)/Time of Use (TOU) tariff structure and how it impacts customers
In India, Time of Day (TOD) tariff that was used mostly for industrial sector is now slowly being introduced for commercial sector as well. Recent news articles in some of the leading newspapers in India suggest that utilities are contemplating implementing time of day tariff for commercial customers (along with the industrial customers in State where it has not been introduced so far). Some states have already implemented it and others are planning. And as the demand

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