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
- 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.