Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

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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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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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Save LPG used by cook stoves: Make sure your gas burners burn blue for higher fuel efficiency

By on April 22, 2016
Save LPG used by cook stoves: Make sure your gas burners burn blue for higher fuel efficiency
Although induction cooktops are gaining popularity, but traditional old gas stoves are still the most used cooking appliance in households. At Bijli Bachao, we profess saving energy, and although our name gives a feeling of saving electricity, but saving other sources of energy are as dear to us. LPG and PNG are the most common fuel used for cooking on gas stoves in India, and saving them is as important as saving electricity. Although there are several things that

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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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Learning from a Thermos – Designing a well insulated space

By on April 22, 2016
Learning from a Thermos – Designing a well insulated space
When I was a child I used to have a lot of curiosity while using a Thermos (or vacuum flask). It was always like magic that it used to keep hot things hot and cold things cold all the time. It neither had fire in it to keep things hot nor ice to keep things cool. Later in high school we learnt the basics of heat transfer, and that was when the theory behind the thermos became clear to me. After so many years, when I think of it, a lot of it can be applied to saving

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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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Air Conditioners with Heat Pump can save electricity for heating in winters

By on April 22, 2016
Air Conditioners with Heat Pump can save electricity for heating in winters
Several places in Northern India experience extreme winters and summers every year. To deal with such extreme weather, most people buy both air conditioners as well as room heaters. It not only adds to the number of appliances in a house, but also significantly increases electricity bills in summers as well as winters. Air conditioners because they have a thermostat (which controls temperature) do not consume a lot of electricity as compared to room heaters, which

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Economics of Ceiling Fans in India

By on April 29, 2015
Economics of Ceiling Fans in India
Super Efficient Fans are the newest electricity saving technology for ceiling fans in India. These Fans with brushless DC motors save more than 50% electricity on use and can have a payback in 6 months to about a year and half based on the price of electricity. In our previous articles we talked about BEEs Super Energy Efficient Appliance

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Latest Technologies that can help Save Electricity

By on January 21, 2014
Latest Technologies that can help Save Electricity
India of 21st Century is witnessing rapid changes in technology on various fronts. One of the areas that is changing rapidly is home appliances. With greater interest in energy efficiency and electricity savings, lots of new technologies have come in the market that can save significant amount of electricity without reducing the comfort levels. The infographic below lists the best technologies available in various home appliances that can help a home owners save electricity.

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