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 Thursday, March 22nd, 2018


There are many ways you can make your dishwasher more energy efficient, no matter what model you have. First, check the manual that came with your dishwasher for the manufacturer’s recommendation on water temperature. Many have internal heating elements that allow you to set the water heater in your home to a lower temperature. Avoid using the “rinse hold” on your dishwasher for just a few dishes, it uses 3 to 7 gallons of hot water each time you use it. After washing, either choose your washer’s “air dry” setting instead of the “heat dry” setting, or simply open the dishwasher door after the cycle is finished to dry your dishes using zero energy.

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