Tag: Energy Efficiency
The phrase “Power Cuts” is quite well known and familiar to most people in India. Many of us have seen lot of power cuts in our lives, some planned and some unplanned. Cursing the government or the electricity distribution company is the most common thing that we do when we face power cuts. When I was growing up I always used to think that there is limited electricity and rationing is happening, so that everyone gets his or her share of it. Having seen things being
Thermal insulation is a very important aspect which has to be thought about when putting an air conditioner or heater in a room. Significant amount of heat is exchanged with the outside environment through walls and windows and the best way to improve air conditioner or heater efficiency is by putting right thermal insulation in the room. Double glazed glass or Insulated glass is the best way to protect heat loss through windows.
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
It’s a common belief that ceiling fans should not be used along with Air Conditioners. The reasoning given is that ceiling fans push the hot air down thus increasing the load on the air conditioners. Which to a certain extent is not wrong but what people forget is that the ceiling fans can create a breeze that makes people in the room feel cooler and more comfortable. With a ceiling fan running, you can raise the thermostat of the Air Conditioner by 2 to 4 degrees
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
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
Till a few years back, we had to stand in queues to pay our electricity bills. The Information Technology revolution in our country has made it easy for us to pay electricity bills online. Distribution Companies (or DISCOMs in short) in many states have provided a facility of online bill payment on their websites. One shall visit the website of the power company of the website and register yourself using the connection id. In case your connection is prior to the digitalization