Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

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Difference between single phase and three phase connections

By on April 29, 2015
Difference between single phase and three phase connections
There are lot of misconceptions about single phase and three phase connections. Many a times people are adviced to go for a three phase connection when they put an AC in their house. People find it difficult to understand when to go for a three phase connection and when for a single phase. We tried to explain it in detail in our article: What

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Various Elements of Electricity Bills

By on January 20, 2014
Various Elements of Electricity Bills
Just like a blood test report shows health of a human body, electricity bills can show health of a setup that uses electricity. It is very important to understand the electricity bill before starting any energy saving project, as it can give indicators to the problems that exists in the system. At Bijli Bachao our aim is not just to provide you with tips to save electricity, but also to help you understand your electricity bill. The infographic below shows a sample

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Insulation Boards that can help reduce your air conditioning and heating load and save electricity

By on April 22, 2016
Insulation Boards that can help reduce your air conditioning and heating load and save electricity
We all like to live in the comfort of air conditioners or heaters, but most of us are also aware that these appliances significantly increase our electricity bills. Although there are multiple ways of reducing electricity bills due to air conditioning or heating but nothing can be better than having a good insulation in a room. A good insulation can even help you avoid using these appliances if the temperature in your room is comfortable

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What are single phase and three phase connections and how to choose between the two?

By on April 22, 2016
What are single phase and three phase connections and how to choose between the two?
A few days back a friend asked: “My society is going for three phase connection, should I go for it? What impact will it have on my bills and also what is the benefit of using three phase connection?” He has 2 ACs and everything else that a regular upper middle class family would have in his house. His was a single-phase connection and everything was working fine. So the doubt about going for a three-phase connection was obvious. We suggested him to continue with

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Before Renewables think Energy Efficiency

By on April 22, 2016
Before Renewables think Energy Efficiency
There is lot of buzz in the world around renewable sources of energy and even energy efficiency. Renewables truly have potential to solve all the energy problems in the world, but one has to think efficiency first. If the electrical and electronics systems are not efficient then the size of renewable system required will be more, which will not just require more space but will also be more expensive. So although renewables and energy efficiency are treated as separate

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Power Saver Devices or Capacitor Banks – do they really save electricity?

By on April 22, 2016
Power Saver Devices or Capacitor Banks – do they really save electricity?
Several times we come across devices that are sold and branded as power savers and claim to reduce significant amount in electricity bills. The questions that come in our minds at this stage is: Does it really save electricity? Is it legal? Can it work for my home or office or factory? The answers to these questions are very simple: Does it save electricity? Yes but only in certain cases. Is it legal? Absolutely. Can it work for my home or office or factory? Again

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What is Power Factor correction and how MDI (Maximum Demand Indicator) penalty can be avoided

By on April 22, 2016
What is Power Factor correction and how MDI (Maximum Demand Indicator) penalty can be avoided
If you are an office owner or a shop owner and you get electricity on a commercial connection with load more than 20kW, you would have heard of power factor penalty and/or demand charges. Have you ever wondered what does power factor penalty mean or what are demand charges? Have you ever paid something called as MDI (or Maximum Demand Indicator) Penalty?  These are the terms that are used in commercial connections in various part of our country but very few people

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Understand Time of Day (TOD)/Time of Use (TOU) tariff structure and how it impacts customers

By on April 22, 2016
Understand Time of Day (TOD)/Time of Use (TOU) tariff structure and how it impacts customers
In India, Time of Day (TOD) tariff that was used mostly for industrial sector is now slowly being introduced for commercial sector as well. Recent news articles in some of the leading newspapers in India suggest that utilities are contemplating implementing time of day tariff for commercial customers (along with the industrial customers in State where it has not been introduced so far). Some states have already implemented it and others are planning. And as the demand

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Refrigerators with Inverter technology can help save electricity

By on April 22, 2016
Refrigerators with Inverter technology can help save electricity
Are you planning to buy a refrigerator and looking for energy saving options? If upfront cost for buying is not a concern for you then do look at refrigerators with inverter technology. Rest assured that the extra money you pay upfront will be recovered in the form of electricity savings. Inverter technology that was developed in Japan is the most efficient refrigeration technology available in the market today that can save up to 30-50% electricity consumed (units

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Impact of Connected Load on Fixed Charges in Electricity Bills

By on April 2, 2018
Impact of Connected Load on Fixed Charges in Electricity Bills
Electricity bill and it’s components are considered as one of the most difficult to understand and most people make the payment without understanding the same. So to help people understand electricity bills in India we are writing a series of articles and creating calculators to help people understand their electricity bills properly. This is the first article in the series and in this we will try to explain the concept of connected

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