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Difference between single phase and three phase connections

By on April 29, 2015
Difference between single phase and three phase connections
There are lot of misconceptions about single phase and three phase connections. Many a times people are adviced to go for a three phase connection when they put an AC in their house. People find it difficult to understand when to go for a three phase connection and when for a single phase. We tried to explain it in detail in our article: What

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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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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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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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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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BEE Star Rating Program Explained

By on April 22, 2016
BEE Star Rating Program Explained
Today, when we go to purchase an electrical appliance for our house, the number of choices available exceeds our capacity to understand and evaluate them. We are heavily loaded with information on a large number of products. This may at times land us in purchasing something that might not be the best option for us. However, once purchased, they are going to stay in our house almost till the life of the appliance, say 8-10 years for

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What is Power Factor correction and how MDI (Maximum Demand Indicator) penalty can be avoided

By on April 22, 2016
What is Power Factor correction and how MDI (Maximum Demand Indicator) penalty can be avoided
If you are an office owner or a shop owner and you get electricity on a commercial connection with load more than 20kW, you would have heard of power factor penalty and/or demand charges. Have you ever wondered what does power factor penalty mean or what are demand charges? Have you ever paid something called as MDI (or Maximum Demand Indicator) Penalty?  These are the terms that are used in commercial connections in various part of our country but very few people

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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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Renting or buying a fully/semi furnished home? Do remember to factor in the money that you will have to pay for electricity

By on August 27, 2015
Renting or buying a fully/semi furnished home? Do remember to factor in the money that you will have to pay for electricity
In today’s fast paced life, everyone is looking for quick and easy solutions. In past, and to a large extent even now, people buy their own appliances and they take them along with them wherever they go. But today there is an increasing trend where more and more people are looking for fully or semi furnished homes to rent and even to buy. The trend is especially picking up in metros and big cities, as more and more people are investing in properties to give them

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NDPL Online Electricity Bill Payment

By on November 20, 2015
Paying electricity bills online is the easiest way to avoid standing in queues for electricity bill payment. Most states in India now have online bill payment and all utilities in Delhi have multiple avenues to make payments of electricity bills online. There are multiple ways of making online payment for NDPL. Based on convenience and ease of use people can choose

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