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Top 8 things to save money and electricity at home and offices in 2014

By on January 25, 2014
Top 8 things to save money and electricity at home and offices in 2014
2014 has arrived, and just like at the beginning of every new year, people make resolutions for the new year. If in this new year, you want to save electricity and also some money, then do check out the infographic below to see some quick tips to do so. We have arrived at these tips by analyzing some of the most common mistakes that people did in 2013 (based on the response we collected at Bijli Bachao) and also on the latest energy efficient technologies that came

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What is Inverter Technology?

By on April 29, 2015
What is Inverter Technology?
Inverter Technology is the latest "in thing" for various appliances. In past we have written quite a lot about it in our articles: Air Conditioners with Inverter technology can help save electricity & Refrigerators

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Guest Article: Using time switches as power saver for air conditioner and deep freezer

By on April 22, 2016
Guest Article: Using time switches as power saver for air conditioner and deep freezer
At Bijli Bachao our aim is to help people save electricity, and to do this, we not only provide tips to use appliances, but we also try to find new products/ideas/technologies that can help. In this process we keep meeting individuals/companies that are doing interesting work in this area. During one such meet recently, we met Mr Sudhir Shah from Mumbai, who till few years back was working as Electrical contractor for big companies, but then left that work to start

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Light Meter App on mobile phone: easy way to optimize room lighting and save electricity

By on April 26, 2018
Light Meter App on mobile phone: easy way to optimize room lighting and save electricity
One of the biggest challenges while setting up lights in a room is to understand how much lighting is good lighting. People end up putting multiple CFLs, Tube lights, down-lighters, which at times is more than required and also consume electricity more than what is needed. In a previous post on Task Based Lighting we had discussed about the amount of light required in

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Microwave Ovens: Science behind it; comparison with gas stove; and some myths/realties

By on April 22, 2016
Microwave Ovens: Science behind it; comparison with gas stove; and some myths/realties
Microwave ovens are there in Indian market since quite some time, but it is only in the last few years that they have caught the fancy of Indian kitchen. We at Bijli Bachao get several requests asking for suggestions for buying microwave ovens and thus we picked it up as a topic to research about. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency in India currently does not have any star rating or standards for Energy Efficiency of Microwave Ovens and thus none of the microwave models

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Various Elements of Electricity Bills

By on January 20, 2014
Various Elements of Electricity Bills
Just like a blood test report shows health of a human body, electricity bills can show health of a setup that uses electricity. It is very important to understand the electricity bill before starting any energy saving project, as it can give indicators to the problems that exists in the system. At Bijli Bachao our aim is not just to provide you with tips to save electricity, but also to help you understand your electricity bill. The infographic below shows a sample

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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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Tips to buy LED Light Bulbs

By on January 21, 2014
Tips to buy LED Light Bulbs
LEDs are the latest "in thing" in lighting technologies. They are energy efficient, long lasting, compact and the greenest technology available in the market. There is lot of enthusiasm amongst people to buy LEDs for their houses, but there are certain things that one need to know and take care before buying LEDs. The infographic below shows certain important things that one should look at before buying LED bulb:

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Time Switches: easy automatic way to switch on and off appliances and save electricity

By on April 22, 2016
Time Switches: easy automatic way to switch on and off appliances and save electricity
We all know that switching off appliances from the mains is one of the best way to save electricity. Still, at times we encounter situations where doing the same is either a hassle or is difficult. Running an AC all night will consume a lot of electricity and will also make the room quite cool, but getting up in the middle of the night to switch off is a hassle. A switched on TV/DTH-DVR system will consume quite a lot of electricity,

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Choose the right taps and showers for bathroom/kitchen to save electricity

By on April 22, 2016
Choose the right taps and showers for bathroom/kitchen to save electricity
World over there are talks going on about saving resources. In addition to energy, water is an equally or even more important resource to save. At homes, people are mostly concerned about saving electricity, as the charges of electricity are more as compared to the amount they pay for water. But at Bijli Bachao we have repeatedly mentioned that saving water can also save electricity. If there is efficient use of hot water in a house it can save electricity required

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