Who doesn’t love saving money? Energy bills can be one of the highest costs of homeownership, so it makes sense to take all the steps possible to try and reduce your bill! People seem to think that implementing energy-saving techniques around the home can be a difficult and time-consuming process, however, it’s quite easy. Today we will look at ways you can reduce the energy usage of your dishwasher!

Put Food Scraps Into The Trash Instead of The Sink

Removing food scraps from your dishes before washing them is a great way to reduce your overall water usage! Think about it you can save almost 55,000 gallons of water over the lifespan of your dishwasher by implementing this technique AND that’s 55,000 gallons of water you don’t have to heat! Double the savings!

Let Your Dishes Air Dry

Letting your dishes air dry is another great method to reduce your energy usage! It’s easy to do and it will cut down on the electricity that your dishwasher uses. To implement this simple technique you will just want to turn off the heat-dry setting of your dishwasher or keep the door ajar after your dishwasher has finished it’s wash cycle.

Don’t Wash Dishes During Peak Hours

Energy costs can change throughout the day depending on how much demand there is, and the price changes can be quite significant, sometimes you may be paying 50% higher costs over the low price of the day. It’s best to run the dishwasher early in the morning or late at night, at a time when other people are not using electricity.