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Ceiling Fan blade angle can impact electricity consumption

By on September 3, 2017
Ceiling Fan blade angle can impact electricity consumption
You have a few ceiling fans in your home or office, and you yourself clean them or ask your maid to clean them up regularly. You feel good when you look at nice and clean fans, but have you ever wondered if in the process you have mistakenly disturbed the fan blade angle? Recently during one of our visits at a home we found that the angles of ceiling fan blades were completely disturbed (as shown in the image below) and on asking the reason for the same, we found that

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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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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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Pumping systems without overhead tanks can significantly increase electricity bills of a group housing society

By on April 22, 2016
Pumping systems without overhead tanks can significantly increase electricity bills of a group housing society
A few months back we got a call from the management committee of a luxury residential complex in Mumbai to help them on their very high electricity bills. Surprisingly their common electricity bills were so high that their monthly maintenance bills were as high as what a family would pay as rent in any other society in the city. On a walk through audit we found that although the lighting used in the complex was most efficient, what was causing high electricity bills

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Super Efficient Fans in India – a result of SEEP (Super Efficient Equipment Programme)

By on April 8, 2019
Super Efficient Fans in India – a result of SEEP (Super Efficient Equipment Programme)
BEE launched its standards and labeling program in 2006 and since then many electrical appliances are being rated on their efficiency on a scale of 1-5. Most appliances are labeled and sold as BEE star rated appliances. Even after all these years, the level of efficiency of appliances in India has not reached the level of efficiency prevalent in most efficient appliances globally. A study by Prayas group of Pune suggests that if a rapid market transformation is done

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Inverter/UPS models and their energy efficiencies in India

By on April 22, 2016
Inverter/UPS models and their energy efficiencies in India
Twenty-four hour power supply is a rarity in India. There are very few places in the country that can boast of having continuous supply of power. All this has resulted in growth of Inverters, UPS and DG sets industry in India. Although there are many branded models of inverters/ups available in the country, there are many people who still go for cheap/unbranded models that can significantly increase electricity bills. The efficiency of inverters/ups is not even considered

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Solar Glossary – photovoltaic, panels, modules, cells, voltage, watt and current

By on April 26, 2018
Solar Glossary – photovoltaic, panels, modules, cells, voltage, watt and current
We have published several articles on our website that aim to help common people understand the basics on how to use solar photovoltaic at their homes and office. We have discussed on PV buying guide, solar panel prices, solar

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Comparing LED Lights with fluorescent lights

By on June 28, 2018
Comparing LED Lights with fluorescent lights
All through our website, we have mentioned the benefits of fluorescent lights and especially those of T5 tubelights. Although we have given some details about LED lights, but have not promoted it extensively, and therefore we recently got a question from one of our reader: “How you would compare LED tubelights versus the T5 ones. Would you still recommend using T5 as compared to LED?” This made us think that we may have shown some bias towards fluorescent lights.

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What is Energy Efficiency and how is it different from Energy Conservation?

By on April 27, 2016
What is Energy Efficiency and how is it different from Energy Conservation?
While interacting with people we get these statements quite frequently: “Bijli Bachao! So you tell people to use less electricity and conserve it?” or “Your website has ideas on how to buy appliances, how does that relate to saving electricity?” The easiest way to save energy (or electricity) is to use less of it, but we have to be realistic in our approach. Our lifestyles are changing, and with increased pace of development, our need for appliances is increasing

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Solar airconditioning: using sun’s energy when it most abundent and needed

By on April 22, 2016
Solar airconditioning: using sun’s energy when it most abundent and needed
Is solar energy sufficient to run air conditioners? If yes, how wonderful it would be to live in an air-conditioned place without bothering about the electricity bills! And the best thing: you use solar energy when it is most readily available and you need it the most. The question is however, can the AC run only on solar energy or does it need electricity as well. It depends on the technology and that has an impact on the cost of the AC. We at Bijli Bachao get this

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