Dishwashers use up to 75% less water than manually washing dishes by hand. Unfortunately with this, dishwashers use a lot of energy – which can then show against your energy costs and bills, so we’ve put together a few simple hints and tips to cut as many of those costs as possible.
- Use your Eco settings wherever possible
To start off with, choosing an energy efficient washer is going to help you out greatly. (Imagine the difference between a 1Ltr car and a 2.6Ltr – the energy/fuel costs are vastly contrasting). If you then choose to use Eco settings, you can save on average 20% of your energy costs.
- Load your dishwasher fully for better efficiency; just like your washing machine, it’s no good using it for one or two items.
Again, when you drive your car for short journeys your fuel goes a lot quicker, whereas if you use your car for worthwhile and lengthier journeys, your fuel will go a lot further. The same goes for your dishwasher – Don’t turn the dishwasher on each time you want to clean an item or two, wait until your dishwasher is fully loading before starting a clean cycle.
Even simpler guides to keeping your dishwasher healthy.
- Clean the seal of your dishwasher weekly.
- Clean your dishwasher filter weekly.
- Run the dishwasher empty on hot every 6 months or so, (this can prevent your dishwasher from smelling).