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Evaluation and comparison of Superfan, a BEE 5 star rated fan and regular fans

By on September 3, 2017
Evaluation and comparison of Superfan, a BEE 5 star rated fan and regular fans
Since we started Bijli Bachao, which was almost two years back, we have been experimenting with various appliances and measuring their electricity consumption. At our own home we measured electricity consumption of some of the appliances, replaced them with efficient options and estimated the impact post replacement. One of these is the ceiling fan. We were on regular fans about a year back, when we replaced them with BEE 5 star rated ceiling fans. And just 3 months

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Ceiling Fan blade angle can impact electricity consumption

By on September 3, 2017
Ceiling Fan blade angle can impact electricity consumption
You have a few ceiling fans in your home or office, and you yourself clean them or ask your maid to clean them up regularly. You feel good when you look at nice and clean fans, but have you ever wondered if in the process you have mistakenly disturbed the fan blade angle? Recently during one of our visits at a home we found that the angles of ceiling fan blades were completely disturbed (as shown in the image below) and on asking the reason for the same, we found that

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Super Efficient Fans in India – a result of SEEP (Super Efficient Equipment Programme)

By on September 3, 2017
Super Efficient Fans in India – a result of SEEP (Super Efficient Equipment Programme)
BEE launched its standards and labeling program in 2006 and since then many electrical appliances are being rated on their efficiency on a scale of 1-5. Most appliances are labeled and sold as BEE star rated appliances. Even after all these years, the level of efficiency of appliances in India has not reached the level of efficiency prevalent in most efficient appliances globally. A study by Prayas group of Pune suggests that if a rapid market transformation is done

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Comparing Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans and Coolers – which one is more efficient?

By on September 3, 2017
Comparing Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans and Coolers – which one is more efficient?
Recently we got a question on our website: “Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans or Coolers, which one is most cost effective?” and we started thinking that we have covered a whole lot about ceiling fans on our website but there are lot of other type of fans that people buy and certainly they wonder which one to buy as the difference between all of them is not clear. Also one would like to understand which one is more effective in terms of cost, efficiency and

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BEE 5 Star Rated Ceiling Fans: Myths And Realities

By on September 3, 2017
BEE 5 Star Rated Ceiling Fans: Myths And Realities
When we were setting up our house and were looking for electrical appliances to buy, our contractor, who was working on the electrical work, told us not to buy BEE 5 star ceiling fans. The reason he gave us was that there was complaints that BEE 5 star rated ceiling fans do not give good air delivery. We looked around for some data and agreed to what he was saying and installed a regular ceiling fan. Three years later (last week) we decided to give them a try and got

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Choose the right Regulator for Ceiling Fan for Electricity Saving

By on September 3, 2017
Choose the right Regulator for Ceiling Fan for Electricity Saving
Ceiling fan is one of the most common appliances in Indian household. Being a tropical country, India relies a lot on ceiling fan and there is a ceiling fan in every room in the country. When we go and buy a ceiling fan, we also get a regulator along with it. Regulators are of different types, and different ceiling fans come with different types of regulators. Most people typically do not care about the regulator, but it is very important to know that even the regulator

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Ceiling Fan buying and maintenance guide

By on September 3, 2017
Ceiling Fan buying and maintenance guide
Ceiling fans can be great electricity savers during summer months if your electricity bills are high due to high air conditioning load. There is significant amount of electricity that this small appliance can save and can help you avoid air conditioner. But it is not a magic wand to save electricity. It is very important to have a right kind of ceiling fan installed with its right maintenance and operations. A poorly installed fan of bad quality can waste a lot of

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