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Washing Machine Buying Guide: How to buy a Washing Machine?

We have compiled a Washing Guide to help you decide the features that meet your requirements and you end up making the right informed choice!  
Note down the answers to the following questions and at the end you would have a checklist ready to decide how to

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How to increase the life and efficiency of a washing machine?

You might spend somewhere between INR 8000 to 80, 000 on a washing machine and its usage can account for as much as 20 per cent of the electricity you use. Hence it’s important that you consider following Do’s and Don’ts to increase the efficiency of the washing

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Types of water heaters and geysers

There are several type of water heaters and geysers available. Hence it is pertinent to know what suits your requirements. 
Storage Tank Water Heaters
Cold water is heated and stored in a tank, ready to use anytime. It consists of a steel storage

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Refrigerator Usage Tips

During hot summers it is the refrigerator that gives you cold water to quench your thirst, while in winters it helps you store food without having the hassle of going to the market everyday braving the cold winter mornings.
But to make your

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Refrigerator Buying Guide

How to buy the best fridge

Size or Capacity: When it comes to selecting the refrigerator sizes, one should keep the need, costing and space in mind. A family of four can easily do with a 250–300 litres fridge. As a rule, keep

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Types of Refrigerators

How to choose the Best Refrigerator
Refrigerator buying is a serious purchase where one should put a lot of thought in it. A refrigerator is not only an integral part of our lives and kitchen but it is one purchase which stays with us

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Refrigerator Storage – How to keep Food Safe in Refrigerator

Refrigerator food safety is an issue of great concern especially if one stores food for longer duration. Among a few important things to remember when it comes to refrigerator storage, one should know how to prevent spoilage and bacteria growth in the food. The goal of keeping food safe is

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Important Refrigerator Features

Are you thinking of a buying a new fridge? Before investing on a refrigerator, consider important refrigerator features since buying a good fridge is an investment where you do not want to go wrong. Selecting the right and best refrigerator is not a child’s

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Water Heater Buying Guide

If you are planning to buy a new water heater or geyser, you may very well end up being puzzled by the types of water heaters and geysers, models and sizes available. What you eventually choose will depend mainly on the purpose of the

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Cable TV Digitization

Cable TV Digitization Dark-and-Grey Patches Ahead
On the one hand, viewers are being told that cable TV digitization means real power to them – that they will now be able to choose and pay for only those channels that they want rather than having

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Operating Cost of Air Filters

Electricity consumption is not the only running cost of an air filter. The real expense is the cost of replaceable filters. The bigger air-purifier filter costs about Rs 8,000 and has to be changed every 7 months or so; filter of a smaller one

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Types of Home Air Purifier

A good-quality air purifier will do a great job of cleaning the air in your home. The most helpful purifiers will do this automatically when they sense a dip in air quality. But there are plenty of home air purifiers that are not powerful

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Home Air Purifier – Important Terms to know

Point to consider

Of primary concern are the other aspects of air cleaners including hazardous gaseous byproducts, noise level, frequency of filter replacement, and electrical consumption. Ozone production is typical of air-ionizing purifiers. Although a high concentration of ozone is dangerous, most air

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FAQs on Solar Photovoltaic System

What are solar rooftop systems?

A solar  rooftop  photovoltaic (PY)  system converts  sun’s  light  energy into electricity energy through solar panels mounted  on  the  rooftop  of  a  building. As light hits the solar panels, the solar

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Solar Rooftop System Buying Guide

Consumer VOICE experts present you the most comprehensive solar rooftop system buying guide that tells about the solar panel price, cost of installation of solar panels on rooftop, metering, maintenance, link to the suppliers and contractors and much more.
Where to start from

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Energy Saving Devices

How to Select Energy Efficient Appliances
Today we are flooded with a variety of choices when we go to the market to buy electronic or electrical products. The number of choices available in the market confuses us instead of enabling us to take a

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Is your Kitchen HACCP safe?

The monsoon is here and so is a flurry of water and food-borne diseases.Food safety in the kitchen-place can be simple enough if we keep track of what foods should be eaten immediately, which need to be thoroughly cooked and which may be avoided during

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TV Buying Guide: Which one to buy LED or LCD or OLED?

The market is flooded with TVs, LEDs and LCDs of varying sizes and shapes too. Instead of making your job easy, it makes it more confusing. Consumer VOICE’s TV Buying Guide will help you decide on the TV that suits your requirements
On the

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Necessity of energy efficiency star labeling in India

The Energy Efficiency Standard & Labeling (S & L) program has been successfully implemented in many countries and has brought significant impacts in terms of availability of higher quality energy efficient products in the market places resulting in energy as well as money savings

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