Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

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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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Running Air Conditioner and other high power consuming appliances on Solar PV

By on April 22, 2016
Running Air Conditioner and other high power consuming appliances on Solar PV
With increasing power tariffs, power cuts and decreasing solar panel prices, there is a lot of interest in people to adopt solar technologies. A few months back we started putting our research on solar technologies on our website and since then we have received hundreds of queries on solar PV and other solar technologies. One thing that we have noticed is very common is that people want to run Air Conditioners or water heaters or pumps

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Room Heater in India: heating as expensive as cooling

By on April 22, 2016
Room Heater in India: heating as expensive as cooling
Most places in North India experience extreme climates during summers and winters. Summers are extremely hot and winters are extreme cold. This makes it important to have both air conditioners as well as room heaters. It’s a common knowledge that air conditioners consume a lot of electricity and cause increase in electricity bills. But in northern India electricity bills due to heating in winters can be as high as that for cooling and in fact can be more. A recent

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Instant water heater/geyser: may be good for individual but bad for system

By on April 22, 2016
Instant water heater/geyser: may be good for individual but bad for system
We recently got an email from a reader of Bijli Bachao saying that he purchased an instant water heater after reading our articles. This made us think: did we ever recommend using instant water heater to people? The answer was NO. Were the articles written in such a way that it came out that instant water heaters were better? May be! So we thought of writing this article that can give our understanding and take on instant water heaters. There is nothing like buying

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Solar Water Heater System – how it can help save on electricity bills

By on April 22, 2016
Solar Water Heater System – how it can help save on electricity bills
Solar and renewable energy are quite popular these days. Through a lot of government support, marketing and subsidies solar products are quite popular these days in India. Many people want to adopt these technologies but are unaware of what to do and how to get it. We at Bijli Bachao thought that helping people understand they can adopt renewable sources at their homes could be of great help. So we start with this article on Solar Water Heater systems, providing most

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Choose the right sized water heater/geyser for electricity saving

By on April 22, 2016
Choose the right sized water heater/geyser for electricity saving
Planning to buy a new water heater/geyser and confused with the options available and sizes available? If yes then you are not alone, there are many people who face the same situation while buying a water heater. While buying a water heater one has to make sure that it not just suffices the need of the family but also does not increase electricity bills (or units consumed) significantly. People might look at the wattage of the water heater to determine the amount of

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Use Sun Control Film to block heat through window glass and enable effective air conditioning

By on August 27, 2015
Use Sun Control Film to block heat through window glass and enable effective air conditioning
We all love to have windows in our house. They infuse beauty and warmth of natural light and brighten every small and little space alike. They improve the ambience of the room and make us feel better. Unfortunately they also let a lot of heat exchange from outside the room. During summers, heat through the window can increase the temperature inside and in winters it can let the heat through the room escape impacting units consumed (of electricity) for air conditioner

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Water Heater Thermostat: use it right to save electricity

By on April 22, 2016
Water Heater Thermostat: use it right to save electricity
Like air conditioning, heating of water can be very expensive affair if not done right. Any heating or cooling appliance takes a lot of electricity and maintaining it at right temperature can save a lot of electricity. Most water heaters are equipped with a thermostat (leaving the good old immersion rods), and using it right can make you comfortable and can keep your electricity bills lower. What is a Thermostat? Thermostat

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Thermal Insulation with Double Glazed glasses

By on September 24, 2015
Thermal Insulation with Double Glazed glasses
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.

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