The dishwasher is one of those household appliances that get used often. It offers convenience in the sense that it makes washing so many dishes and utensils so much easier. Of course, it consumes electricity and when used daily, it can make a significant contribution to your water bill and even your electricity bill. The good thing is, there are several ways to save energy with your dishwasher.
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In this article, look at some of the things that you can do to maximise your dishwasher use while saving energy:
Use it only with a full load
Bear in mind that the dishwasher will use the same amount of water and electricity no matter how full or empty it is. So, make sure to run the dishwasher with a full load to help lower your electricity bill.
Turn it off after the drying phase
Notice that when a dishwasher completes a cycle, the dishes and utensils have a hot temperature. This is a result of subjecting them to a warm air-drying phase. To save energy, you can skip the drying phase. Just turn off your dishwasher after the drying phase and let the air do the work of drying your dishes.
There’s no need to rinse your dishes
Some people rinse their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. You don’t have to do it. The dishwasher is powerful enough to clean them for you, so let them do the hard work. You’ll save time and water this way.
Replace old dishwashers
Saving energy entails using appliances that still run efficiently. If your dishwasher is old, its efficiency may not be that good. Check out newer models to ensure that you’ll have a dishwasher that runs efficiently.
To lower your water and electricity bills, you may want to consider getting a bundled package. It’s more convenient to deal with one provider plus it’s more cost- and time-efficient.
Make sure to check your current service as well as your level of usage, as these will affect your decision on where to bundle with the same supplier or get a separate supplier for each service. Your location will also play a role in this aspect so do your research and compare your options, so you’ll be able to get the best deal.
Got other tips on how to save energy and lower water and electricity bills? Share your ideas in the comments section.