Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

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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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Life and performance of CFLs and Fluorescent Tube lights depends on ambient or room temperature

By on August 27, 2015
Life and performance of CFLs and Fluorescent Tube lights depends on ambient or room temperature
While setting up our house we bought 4 T5 tube lights for 4 rooms: living room, 2 bedrooms and one kitchen. The lights did well for the first year, but after the first year the one in the kitchen conked off. The other 3 went on well for next 2 years. My first reaction was that there might be a manufacturing defect in the one tube light. I replaced it with a CFL but that also went off soon. That made us think: why is it happening only in the kitchen. Many a times when

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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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Dishwashers: How much electricity do they use and how to use them efficiently?

By on April 22, 2016
Dishwashers: How much electricity do they use and how to use them efficiently?
Most stereotypical maids in old bollywood movies were always shown as those washing utensils with their hands. Cleaning, rinsing and drying utensils were and are still very commonly done with hands. But slowly and steadily dishwashers have started entering Indian kitchens. Many people in metros and big cities have started buying dishwashers to make every day cleaning of utensils more automated and reliable. As adding any other appliance adds to the electricity bills,

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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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Use electric or steam iron effectively for ironing clothes

By on April 22, 2016
Use electric or steam iron effectively for ironing clothes
We all like to wear nice ironed cloths without creases, and doing the same has become a social norm. Although it is a mundane activity to iron cloths, but many people prefer to do it at home. Any heating or cooling appliance uses significant amount of electricity and an electric iron is no different. A typical electric iron is rated at about 1000-2000 watts, which is more than most appliances in a household. But does it really take 1 – 2 units (kwh) for 1 hour of

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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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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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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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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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