Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

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Electricity Bills and the tariff change confusion

By on April 22, 2016
Electricity Bills and the tariff change confusion
Electricity tariff changes happen almost every year. They are difficult both for the consumers as well as utility (distribution companies). For the utilities, generation of electricity bills become challenging due to varied tariffs for various dates. And for consumers, it becomes difficult to understand the tariff applicable for them. We started Bijli Bachao in early 2012 and one of the first things that we came out with was our electricity bill calculator. And it

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Thermal Energy Storage Systems: a backup for air conditioners

By on August 26, 2015
Thermal Energy Storage Systems: a backup for air conditioners
Development in technology has left man basking with luxuries. In the growing world, air conditioning has been a prerequisite. With the proliferation of industries the increase in load on the power grid is alarmingly high. Increasing power cuts in the country due to glaring demand-supply gap, the increases in power tariffs and innovative tariff plans like time of day (TOD) calls for the need to store energy. DG Sets and Inverters/UPS have been in use for all kinds of

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Use Refrigerator efficiently to save electricity

By on April 22, 2016
Use Refrigerator efficiently to save electricity
Refrigerators are one of the biggest contributors (about 15%) of a typical residential electricity bill, and efficiently operating the same can significantly impact the electricity bill. Although buying a BEE 5 star rated refrigerator is the first thing one should do, but along with that, several operating procedures should be taken care of: 1) Do not stuff the refrigerator full as it will hinder the flow of cold air thereby decreasing

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Use Washing Machine efficiently to save electricity

By on February 28, 2017
Use Washing Machine efficiently to save electricity
It is not just buying energy efficient products that will save electricity for you; right operation of the same will also make an impact. Efficiency of a washing machine depends a lot on how it is used regularly. Washing machine is a very costly appliance to operate and in-efficient use of it can skyrocket your washing costs. The way cloths are washed can actually save you money. Here are some basic tips: 1) Front Load or

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Interior Decoration for saving electricity

By on August 26, 2015
Interior Decoration for saving electricity
It’s a common perception that electricity can be saved only by choosing the right appliances and making sure that they are operated right. Rarely do people think about having interior decoration done right to save electricity. There are several things that people can do right to save electricity by decorating their room right. Choosing the right colours: Not many people know that colour of the room can help save electricity. Right colours for the room not just impacts the

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Water Heater: Choose the right one for your needs

By on April 22, 2016
Water Heater: Choose the right one for your needs
Water heating is a big component of electricity bill at homes and offices especially in winter season. Heating, like cooling requires a lot of electricity, and there by special care should be taken while selecting a water heater. Multiple types of water heaters are available in the market and the choice depends on the application. Types of water heaters that are available are: Instant water heaters (electric and gas) and storage water heaters (electric, gas and solar).

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Laptop and Desktop energy comparison

By on April 22, 2016
Laptop and Desktop energy comparison
While there are many factors like price, portability, space and ease of upgrade that are considered while making a decision to buy a laptop, tablet or a desktop, electricity consumption is rarely considered as a factor. Most people use laptop, tablet or desktop without knowing how much power it consumes. Although there can be various other factors that can be important for someone buying a machine, but if electricity consumption is considered, laptops and tablets

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Television Set top box can hog power

By on July 29, 2015
Television Set top box can hog power
With advent of digital television and high definition broadcast, television set top boxes have become quite common in houses today. More and more people are going for DTH services and even the cable operators have started providing digital transmission through set top box. In fact in the metros the set top boxes have become mandatory. But rarely do people understand the power consumption of set top box before using it. And because it takes time to start up (just like

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Refrigerator placement for electricity saving

By on April 22, 2016
Refrigerator placement for electricity saving
Refrigerators are one of the biggest energy consuming appliances at home which consumes as much as 15% of electricity in a typical urban household. Refrigerators take the heat from food (to make them cool) and push the heat outside. Thus it is very important the environment around the refrigerator should be cool enough to take the heat. And it is also important to place the refrigerator right for it's efficient operation. People when they buy a refrigerator typically

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Switch off the Plug Point

By on May 2, 2017
Switch off the Plug Point
Many a times we think that switching off the Television from remote, or just turning the power button off for an appliance makes sure that it is not consuming any electricity. But the fact is that the appliance continues to consume electricity till the plug point is not switched off. The LEDs and internal circuitry constantly consume electricity till the power is switched off from the plug point. A 

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