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Why and How Does Inverter Technology Save Electricity?

By on August 1, 2020
Why and How Does Inverter Technology Save Electricity?
I get this question pretty regularly. Not just from commoners (laypeople), but many seasoned engineers and technocrats. A common statement is: “Just by eliminating on/off cycle, you cannot save more than 7-10%. These claims of 40% savings are just marketing hype.”. I got into a serious discussion with someone on this topic recently, which prompted me to write this article. I hope it helps give people a better idea of how inverter technology helps save electricity.

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What All Precaution Should You Take for Installation and Maintenance of Air Conditioner?

By on July 31, 2020
What All Precaution Should You Take for Installation and Maintenance of Air Conditioner?
You have purchased a new air conditioner for your room. It is installed, and you want to test if it is working fine. Like most people, you accept the AC as working fine as long as it gives proper cooling. Well, after all, you have purchased a 5-star rated AC from a reputed company, and you expect that it will work well, save electricity and will have a maintenance-free life. But the enthusiasm is short-lived. Some of the issues that arise post installation can be as a result of poor installation

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What is single and three phase supply and what happens when neutral of your supply disconnects?

By on July 30, 2020
What is single and three phase supply and what happens when neutral of your supply disconnects?
You had either observed or heard from others about the high or low voltage supply problem at one's house. The doubt, most of the time, goes to the poor quality of supply voltage or voltage surge. But there is another reason also and, i.e. 'Neutral Disconnect'. In this post, we will examine how neutral disconnect and its location affects your power supply performance.The power supply to your house is either single-phase,

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BLDC Fans (super efficient fans) in India 2020 – Market Analysis

By on January 31, 2020
BLDC Fans (super efficient fans) in India 2020  – Market Analysis
When it comes to saving energy, most of us generally overlook ceiling fans. We see big appliances like air conditioners or heaters with suspicion for surreptitiously piling up the electricity bill. What we fail to understand though is that the ceiling fans are all-weather appliance—which keeps running all through the day (and even night)—thus cumulatively consume more electricity than we assume it to be. For years, ceiling

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Is your house safe from Electrical Fire and Shock?

By on January 31, 2020
Is your house safe from Electrical Fire and Shock?
“With great power comes great responsibility.” I know this line sounds a bit cheesy, and I am sure you would have heard it umpteen number of times. But then when we are talking about “power” or “electricity”, it does make a lot of sense. Quite frequently we come across news of someone dying due to electrical fire or electrocution. One of the primary reasons cited for the same is “short circuit”. Most people brush it off as a one-off incident and do not think if their own house is

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New BEE Star Rating Standards for Ceiling Fans in India

By on August 23, 2019
New BEE Star Rating Standards for Ceiling Fans in India
Ceiling fans are one of the few appliances that have withstood the test of time. They have existed since decades and are unlikely to be obsolete soon. In a tropical country like India, you would find ceiling fans almost everywhere—be it houses, offices, or shops. Despite the invention

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What is HDR and how it impacts TV Picture Quality?

By on August 22, 2019
What is HDR and how it impacts TV Picture Quality?
With the festive season kickstarted and rising fad for a ‘bigger’ ‘smarter’ TV you might be beguiled to buy a new TV. And if you happen to be one of the meticulous consumers who carefully examines spec sheet before buying a TV, you would have certainly come across something called HDR. HDR stands for high dynamic range and it significantly expands the range of two important factors—contrast ratio and color accuracy. Thus, bright parts of

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Air Conditioner vs Air Purifier: Which is better for Air Purification?

By on February 25, 2020
Air Conditioner vs Air Purifier: Which is better for Air Purification?
India homes 13 of 25 most polluted cities in the world. This speaks volume about the appalling condition of air in the sprawling Indian cities. Delhi was making headlines all over the world past winter because of smog and dangerous levels of pollutants. According to one of the studies, 4.4 million school children in India have developed irreversible lung damage from the poisonous air. That’s for India but talking about global air conditions, World Health Organization

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Latest Refrigerator Technologies in India – Review

By on January 1, 2020
Latest Refrigerator Technologies in India – Review
The refrigerator has been one of the most important innovations in home appliances category over the last century. Though once a luxury, but thanks to the liberalization and boom of the Indian economy, it’s now an indispensable appliance in the Indian household. With the rising middle class and larger disposable income, demand for the refrigerators have witnessed a robust double-digit growth over last few years. Rising demands has also propelled the manufacturers

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Latest Water Heater Technology in India – Review

By on January 1, 2020
Latest Water Heater Technology in India – Review
With the winters nearing are you planning to buy a new geyser or replace that old dilapidated one? Then you might be surely puzzled with the various geyser parameters like type, size and most importantly the technology. Worry not, as you are not the only one; there are others like you who are clueless about the geyser technology. In this article, we will decode the new and important technology, presently found in the contemporary geysers and brief

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