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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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Desert Air Coolers better option than Air Conditioners for hot and dry places

By on May 7, 2019
Desert Air Coolers better option than Air Conditioners for hot and dry places
Air Conditioners can significantly increase electricity bills is a fact that is known to many people, but still many people buy it thinking that buying an air conditioner has become a necessity. While we can agree to an extent to the fact that temperatures have increase a bit in last century, but it is not that the life was difficult when there were no air conditioners. For a long time, people in India, especially those living in hot and dry climates used to rely more

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Reflective roof top coatings can make a home energy efficient by reducing air conditioning load

By on August 27, 2015
Reflective roof top coatings can make a home energy efficient by reducing air conditioning load
Air conditioning is the biggest paint point for most people concerned about their high electricity bills in summers. On Bijli Bachao we get a lot of visitors looking for help on Air Conditioners. In one of our previous posts we mentioned how using ceiling fan with an air conditioner can help. On response to it, some of the visitors said that ceiling fan should not be used with air conditioner because it will push down hot air from the ceiling. Please refer to our article

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Replacing old or buying new, why a BEE 5 star rated refrigerator always makes sense

By on April 22, 2016
Replacing old or buying new, why a BEE 5 star rated refrigerator always makes sense
Since last few weeks we have started auditing some homes in Mumbai to get a feeling of different kind of appliances available in various homes and their consumption pattern. And one interesting fact that has come to our notice is that the refrigerators are the second biggest consumers of electricity in any home after air conditioners, that too if there is a significant use of air conditioners in that home. Else refrigerators are truly the biggest consumers. The observations

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Use electric or steam iron effectively for ironing clothes

By on April 22, 2016
Use electric or steam iron effectively for ironing clothes
We all like to wear nice ironed cloths without creases, and doing the same has become a social norm. Although it is a mundane activity to iron cloths, but many people prefer to do it at home. Any heating or cooling appliance uses significant amount of electricity and an electric iron is no different. A typical electric iron is rated at about 1000-2000 watts, which is more than most appliances in a household. But does it really take 1 – 2 units (kwh) for 1 hour of

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Energy Efficient Pumps can help residential complexes save on electricity bills

By on April 22, 2016
Energy Efficient Pumps can help residential complexes save on electricity bills
India is a rapidly urbanizing country. It is expected to be 40% urbanized by 2030. With increasing urbanization, number of high-rise residential complexes is increasing. In many urban centers, local municipal corporations provide water through their pipeline network and pumps are used to push the water stored in overhead tanks. With increasing heights of the residential complexes, the electricity requirement

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Before Renewables think Energy Efficiency

By on April 26, 2018
Before Renewables think Energy Efficiency
There is lot of buzz in the world around renewable sources of energy and even energy efficiency. Renewables truly have potential to solve all the energy problems in the world, but one has to think efficiency first. If the electrical and electronics systems are not efficient then the size of renewable system required will be more, which will not just require more space but will also be more expensive. So although renewables and energy efficiency are treated as separate

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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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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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Tata Power Online Bill Payment and Customer Portal provides offers to save electricity

By on August 27, 2015
Tata Power, one of the three electricity providers in the city of Mumbai provides offers on various electricity saving appliances as part of their DSM (Demand Side Management) program on their customer and online bill payment portal. Many people use the portal to make online bill payment, but a quick look at energy saving option in the list of menu options can take one to discounts and benefits that Tata Power provides to it’s customers.

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