Dishwashers are convenient and timesaving - but they can also be water and energy guzzlers.
Dishwashers - Did you know?
New, ENERGY STAR® dishwashers use less than 20.8 L of water per load. Replacing an old and inefficient dishwasher can reduce this water use by nearly 3,790 L and save energy through the efficient operation of the machine and by using less hot water
Small things you can do to make a big difference:
- Always run the dishwasher with a full load. This will save water, energy, detergent and money.
- Scrape food scraps into a composter or garbage bin before you load dishes into the dishwasher. Running your tap to rinse off scraps wastes water.
- Choose the most efficient (shortest) cycle possible.
- When buying a new dishwasher, consider the water use, energy requirements and capacity or each model.