Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Tag: Consumption

Refrigerator Usage Tips

By on April 19, 2015
Refrigerator Usage Tips
Electricity consumption of refrigerator depends a lot on the way it is used. Although BEE star rating of refrigerator is done on the basis of annual electricity consumption, but the numbers on BEE star ratings are in test conditions. The actual electricity consumption depends on the usage of the refrigerator and can go up to double of what is mentioned on the BEE star rating, if the refrigerator is not used properly. The infographic below lists few key things that should be taken care of while using

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Types of tubelights available in Indian Market and their power consumption

By on April 29, 2015
Types of tubelights available in Indian Market and their power consumption
Tubelights have been one of the most common form of luminaire used at most houses in India. Since the advent of CFLs, although they have lost some popularity, but CFLs are not a replacement of tubelights as we have highlighted in our article: Are CFLs replacements for Tube lights? There are some types of tubelights that can offer more lumens (or brightness) per watt as compared to CFLs. The infographic below

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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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Guest Article: Journey To Net Zero Energy Space

By on April 22, 2016
Guest Article: Journey To Net Zero Energy Space
We were leading a blissful life till last year, unaware of anything green or how much carbon footprint we had. I had put in an application to upgrade the load of my incoming electrical line from the Utility to take care of future air-conditioning requirements. The electrical utility (WBSEDCL in my case) upgraded us to a three phase line last year with a load of 8+ KVA and we were very happy unaware of the shock that 440v 3-phase line can bring upon us. We literally

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Things that impact electricity consumption in air conditioners

By on April 27, 2016
Things that impact electricity consumption in air conditioners
It’s peak summer, and one thing that worries most people is: electricity consumption by air conditioners. No wonder, while buying air conditioner, people look for the most energy efficient ones, as air conditioners can bloat the electricity bills quite easily.  Although buying an efficient AC does help, there are more things that impact electricity consumption of an air conditioner while one uses it. While going through an interesting research paper on IIT Madras

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Buying Guide: Dishwasher models, prices and their electricity consumption in India

By on May 2, 2017
Buying Guide: Dishwasher models, prices and their electricity consumption in India
The article provides a detail of  the best dishwashers available in India, discussing important features such as size, brands, settings, features, plate stacking, energy efficiency and also prices. With the prevalent culture of ‘nuclear families’, time has probably come when the dishwashing will be considered as a prime necessity rather than just a luxury item. In Indian context, dish washing is traditionally

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Turning Green – Bijli Bachao case study – Abhishek Jain

By on April 22, 2016
Turning Green – Bijli Bachao case study – Abhishek Jain
Four years back when I was moving back to India, I had one thing on my mind: will I get the comforts that I had in the US. After coming back we had to buy appliances for our home. Luckily for us, while buying, two kinds of thought processes were working with each other: one was mine, which wanted all the comforts and another was my wife’s, which was also concerned about energy. We came back in December 2008 and initially our electricity bills were between Rs 1800

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Top Ten Air Conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size

By on April 5, 2018
Top Ten Air Conditioners in India by electricity consumption and size
For all the households using air conditioners, a major component of electricity bill is contributed by the air conditioners. If you are someone who is worried about high electricity bills due to air conditioners then buying energy efficient air conditioner makes much more sense to you. There are multiple types and brands of air conditioners available in the market today. Everyone wishes to be informed before making a buying decision of an air conditioner. Most sources

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Top Ten Water Heaters / geysers in India by standing loss and size

By on February 15, 2018
Top Ten Water Heaters / geysers in India by standing loss and size
Although electricity consumption of water heater or geyser depends on the amount of hot water used (as discussed in our link: Choose the right sized water heater/geyser for electricity saving), standing loss can be an important factor while deciding which water heater to buy. “Standing loss” or heat/energy loss of a water heater to the

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Top Ten Refrigerators in India by electricity consumption and size – Buying Guide

By on April 1, 2018
Top Ten Refrigerators in India by electricity consumption and size – Buying Guide
Refrigerators or fridges are one of the few appliances, apart from televisions, which have become omnipresent today. Almost in every urban household you might find a refrigerator standing in a corner of the house. It would not be an exaggeration if it is said that refrigerators have become an integral part of urban lives today. It performs a myriad of functions and contribute largely towards making our lives more comfortable. So it is needless to say that one must

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