How to Save Energy when Using Your Dishwasher

Doing certain things will help reduce your dishwasher’s energy consumption! 
When your schedule is jam packed your dishwasher can be a life saver. However, dishwashers also consume a lot of energy in terms of electricity and water which can increase your utility bill. Luckily, there are some easy changes you can make to save a lot of energy (and money) every time you run your dishwasher:
  • If your dishwasher has an air-dry option, use that instead of a heated dry, or when the wash is complete, open the dishwasher door and let the dishes air dry on their own.
  • Use a drying agent to dry dishes faster, therefore, using less energy.
  • Only run your dishwasher when it’s completely full.
  • If possible, rinse your dishes less before putting them in the dishwasher. This will help save water.
  • In the heat of the summer, run your dishwasher at night, so it doesn’t shoot up the temperature in your home.

Tips adapted from Lowe’s Home Improvement and Guidance Advisors