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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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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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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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Super Efficient Ceiling Fans in India – Market Analysis

By on September 3, 2017
Super Efficient Ceiling Fans in India – Market Analysis
Sometime back we published an article on Super Efficient Ceiling Fans (link), in which we mentioned about how the ceiling fan market is moving towards super efficient ceiling fans, and how BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) is trying to push for super efficient appliances in India. Since then we have received several emails asking about

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

By on September 3, 2017
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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Comparing Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans and Coolers – which one is more efficient?

By on September 3, 2017
Comparing Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans and Coolers – which one is more efficient?
Recently we got a question on our website: “Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans or Coolers, which one is most cost effective?” and we started thinking that we have covered a whole lot about ceiling fans on our website but there are lot of other type of fans that people buy and certainly they wonder which one to buy as the difference between all of them is not clear. Also one would like to understand which one is more effective in terms of cost, efficiency and

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Operating Cost a big component as compared to Buying Cost of appliances

By on August 26, 2015
Operating Cost a big component as compared to Buying Cost of appliances
Knowing what will happen in their lives in future is something that interests a lot of people. A lot of us are very excited to know about future and plan things accordingly. People feel satisfied if they have taken sufficient care of whatever will happen in future. What if you know about the approximate cost you will spend on electricity before buying any appliance? Will that change the buying decision? We are sure it will. How will that get impacted if we tell you

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BEE 5 Star Rated Ceiling Fans: Myths And Realities

By on September 3, 2017
BEE 5 Star Rated Ceiling Fans: Myths And Realities
When we were setting up our house and were looking for electrical appliances to buy, our contractor, who was working on the electrical work, told us not to buy BEE 5 star ceiling fans. The reason he gave us was that there was complaints that BEE 5 star rated ceiling fans do not give good air delivery. We looked around for some data and agreed to what he was saying and installed a regular ceiling fan. Three years later (last week) we decided to give them a try and got

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Quick Cool on Air Conditioner does not cool quickly

By on April 22, 2016
Quick Cool on Air Conditioner does not cool quickly
Coming into a room after being through a hot weather outside, most people would want to cool down their rooms quickly. What many people do is that they turn on the air conditioner in the room in quick cool mode thinking that it will cool the room quickly. But does the quick cool mode really cool a room quickly? Does the motor in the air conditioner run faster when you start it in the quick cool mode? It does NOT. So why is it called quick cool? It is mostly because

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Various modes for running air conditioners and their impact on electricity bill

By on August 7, 2017
Various modes for running air conditioners and their impact on electricity bill
Air Conditioners in past used to be quite simple with just on/off switch and high, medium and low cool options. With improvements in technology, modern day air-conditioners have lot more electronics in it and thus they provide multiple modes of operation. Most of these modes are explained in the user manuals that come along with the air conditioners, but it is very important to understand the impact of each mode on electricity savings. In

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