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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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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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What is Inverter AC and How it is Different from Non Inverter AC?

By on August 1, 2020
What is Inverter AC and How it is Different from Non Inverter AC?
If you are thinking of buying an air conditioner, the latest and the most efficient technology that is available in market today is the Inverter Technology for AC. Inverter technology is designed in such a way that it can save 30-50% of electricity (units consumed) over a regular air conditioner. And since 2016, BEE has started give star ratings to inverter technology AC as well. And in 2018 BEE has merged the star rating levels of inverter and non

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work – A layman’s explanation

By on February 25, 2020
How Does an Air Conditioner Work – A layman’s explanation
Whenever working of an air conditioner is explained, it is explained by detailing how a system with the condenser, compressor and evaporator works. Although the explanation is technically absolutely correct, but many people find it hard to understand. No wonder we at Bijli Bachao get a lot of questions from people asking various things like: “Can I use my AC to cool two rooms?”, or  “Why is it taking so much time for the temperature to come down?”, or “Why

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Difference between Inverter Technology and Power Inverter

By on April 22, 2016
Difference between Inverter Technology and Power Inverter
It has been several years since Inverter Air Conditioners (and refrigerators) arrived in India. Initially, people were sceptical of the new technology, but lately, people have started embracing it. No doubt that it is because Inverter Technology Air Conditioners save a huge amount of electricity. However, there is one big confusion (or we may call it a myth) that exists amongst most consumers: that Air Conditioners with Inverter Technology

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Understand What is ISEER and Star Labeling of Inverter Air Conditioners in India

By on April 22, 2016
Understand What is ISEER and Star Labeling of Inverter Air Conditioners in India
A few years back when Inverter ACs were introduced in Indian markets, there was a lot of skepticism about their success in Indian conditions. Although they are quite successful and popular internationally, these ACs did have to go through the tests of Indian consumers. Despite some negative rumors by a section of the market, Inverter ACs have come out with flying colors and have become popular in India. One thing that everyone knows (and

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Air Conditioner’s Compressor: Reciprocating or Rotary? Which one is better?

By on February 25, 2020
Air Conditioner’s Compressor: Reciprocating or Rotary? Which one is better?
Air conditioners have found very high applicability in the current scenario of temperature increase all over the world. There are various parts to an air conditioner which when function in cohesion to produce a cool and comfortable environment within the room. In this article, we will try to understand about a particular component of an air conditioner: Compressor. How a compressor contributes to the whole process of air conditioning, different types of compressors

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8 Interesting facts you didn’t know about Air Conditioners

By on April 27, 2016
8 Interesting facts you didn’t know about Air Conditioners
Air conditioners have dutifully performed their task of providing us with moments of relief during the scorching heat of summers through the years. The primitive stages of "cooling the air" date back to hundreds of years ago in Ancient Egypt, when reeds were hung on windows with dripping water. Like any other invention of man, air conditioners have also seen many stages of development to evolve into the form which we are seeing and using today.

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Possible reasons for Air Conditioner not cooling properly

By on May 5, 2016
Possible reasons for Air Conditioner not cooling properly
We all attach a utility with every object we buy. One of the basic things we expect from an air conditioner is that it should give good cooling. Faster or slower, but it should cool well in order to get the temperatures down to comfortable levels. When it does not do so, we do not derive utility from the product and want to replace it. But these questions arise in several minds: “Why is it that my AC which was cooling well till a few months back is not cooling well

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