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Dishwashing

Save on your natural gas, electricity and water bills by following a few practical steps when you wash dishes.

Energy Conservation Tips

  • Load dishes in their proper locations to ensure maximum cleaning efficiency. See the dishwasher owner's manual for instructions on proper loading.
  • Wash full loads in the dishwasher - this actually uses less water and energy than washing them in the sink.
  • Purchase a new ENERGY STAR® dishwasher.  An ENERGY STAR-qualified dishwasher will save, on average, 1,300 gallons of water over its lifetime.
  • Choose the "energy saver" feature for the drying cycle, or let the dishes air dry.
  • Check and clean the dishwasher drain as necessary. Solid pieces of food waste can build up over the dishwater drain and cause the dishwasher to work harder.

Appliance Selection Tips

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  • Purchase a new ENERGY STAR dishwasher with energy-saving settings, such as partial load setting (which uses less hot water) and energy-efficient drying cycles.
  • Check with your local water utility too, to see if they have rebates for new energy-efficient dishwashers.
  • Where can I buy Energy Star products?
    Click here to visit Energy Star store locator
  • Check for available rebates.

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Rebates Available

You can receive cash rebates on clothes washers, dishwashers, attic/wall insulation, natural gas storage water heaters and furnaces. Go to Rebates for Your Home.