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How to Make Your Dishwasher More Energy Efficient

Want a more energy efficient dishwasher? Here are several tips to help make your dishwasher more energy efficient. First Save loads of water. Don't rinse dishes before loading, and you'll save 55,000 gallons of water over the life of the appliance. That's equal to a lifetime supply of drinking water for a family of four. Next, load it to the max. Fill your dishwasher to its capacity, and you'll get the maximum use of energy every time you run a load. Third, let dishes dry naturally. Use your dishwasher's air-dry option. If it doesn't have one, prop the door open to allow dishes to air-dry after the final rinse. Use a rinse aid for better drying results. Try a rinse aid instead of the heated-dry cycle to speed up drying time and help remove spots on glasses. Next, wash dishes during off-peak hours. Use your dishwasher's delay option as an energy-saving tool. Local utilities recommend avoiding heavy energy usage at certain times of day. Finally, run your dishwasher in the dark. Run your dishwasher at night during the summer, and it will reduce daytime heat buildup in the kitchen. As a final tip, if you are thinking about replacing an old dishwasher, consider an energy star model that can save energy and water. For more tips like these, visit Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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