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All about Electric Cars – technology for the future, pros and cons, and our take on it

By on April 22, 2016
All about Electric Cars – technology for the future, pros and cons, and our take on it
Green living and green concepts are the new buzzwords in our age, and use of electric cars is gaining popularity in the green town. For most people, use of electric cars is an alien or a new concept, but it is not that these cars never existed, or were never tried. A good look at the history of cars will tell you that people started using electric cars way back in mid-19th century (some time in 1830s). These cars were popular even before the gasoline (or

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BEE star rating includes Indian Standards

By on August 25, 2015
BEE star rating includes Indian Standards
One of the common misconceptions that we hear of when we talk about BEE star rating is that BEE standards do not include Indian Standards. Many people believe that BEE has set its own standards and they are separate from IS or Indian Standards. But fortunately that is not true. Most appliances for which there is a standard set by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), BEE adopts these standards and additional specifications have been defined to set new BEE standards. In

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What is BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) in India?

By on April 22, 2016
What is BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) in India?
We have been doing “Bijli Bachao” for a year now and this thought never crossed our mind that people may not know about BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) in India. While talking to someone recently we came across this question “what is BEE?” and we realized that this is something many in the country many not know about. Most people while buying appliances look at the star ratings but this knowledge of who is doing it is not very obvious. Although BEE (Bureau

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Electricity Bills vary with seasons and how Inverter Technology can help

By on April 22, 2016
Electricity Bills vary with seasons and how Inverter Technology can help
We frequently get questions from our visitors complaining that their electricity bills vary quite a lot and if they should get their meters checked. Although effectiveness of meter can go wrong and there are methods to get them verified and fixed, but the first thing that one should do is check personal electricity consumption. And while checking electricity consumption one should always remember that electricity bills vary with seasons. Although the usages of appliances

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Operating Cost a big component as compared to Buying Cost of appliances

By on August 26, 2015
Operating Cost a big component as compared to Buying Cost of appliances
Knowing what will happen in their lives in future is something that interests a lot of people. A lot of us are very excited to know about future and plan things accordingly. People feel satisfied if they have taken sufficient care of whatever will happen in future. What if you know about the approximate cost you will spend on electricity before buying any appliance? Will that change the buying decision? We are sure it will. How will that get impacted if we tell you

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It is important to make right buying decision to save electricity

By on August 26, 2015
It is important to make right buying decision to save electricity
Technology is changing the face of the world. It is changing the way we do things and it simplifies our practical problems. In this age of technological improvements the number of gadgets that are available in market are increasing at a very fast pace. Owning a new gadget adds to the happiness quotient of many. Buying the latest technology or the biggest models makes many feel proud. But when the same increases the electricity bills, then there is a lot of heartburn.

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How do you go green

By on August 25, 2015
How do you go green
Green has become a fashionable word these days. “Green Living”, “Green Technology”, “Green Products”, etc are all fashionable. Thanks to the good marketing “Going Green” is the “in thing”. But going green is not just fashionable but very much a need of the time. Dwindling resources, climate change, environmental hazards and their impact on human health makes it very important to “Go Green”. “Going Green” not only means planting more trees

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Understand Green Buildings and How it can be implemented

By on April 22, 2016
Understand Green Buildings and How it can be implemented
Green is the most fashionable color these days. Everyone wants to go green. Just that some people wonder how to do that. So we thought of writing articles on going green and we start with green buildings. The concept of green buildings, in simple words is reduced footprint on environment during the whole lifecycle of building and its use. A building’s lifecycle is from construction to stay period (operation) to demolition. Maintenance and renovation activities are

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Concealed Electrical House Wiring: Things to take care of to save electricity

By on April 22, 2016
Concealed Electrical House Wiring: Things to take care of to save electricity
No one likes wires dangling from here and there in their house. It makes a house look messy and thus people try all ways to hide them. Even the architects and interior decorators try and suggest various ways to hide them. Recently we visited a friend’s house and observed that there was no single wire visible in the house. All the wiring was done so well that wires of Air Conditioners, Entertainment system, etc was hidden and nothing was showing up. The whole thing

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Powerstrips or Surge Protector can help cut standby power or vampire power

By on April 22, 2016
Powerstrips or Surge Protector can help cut standby power or vampire power
How would you feel if you have to pay for something that you didn’t even use? Most people will feel bad unless they have a lot of money that they don’t care about. Paying for standby power or vampire power is one such thing. In one of our previous article (Switch off the Plug Point) we talked about standby power. Standby power or vampire power is the “electricity” that you do

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