Dishwasher Overview 
 
For Electric & Natural Gas Customers

An electric dishwasher has become a standard convenience in most homes. With advances in technology, many dishwashers manufactured today are more efficient than those made before 1994. 

Dishwasher improvements include:
  • sensors to detect how dirty the dishes are to help minimize water and energy use
  • improved filtration removes food particles from the water
  • better rack designs and more efficient jets optimize cleaning while minimizing water use

A new ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher often uses less than half as much energy as washing dishes by hand and could save more than 5,000 gallons of water each year!
 
Look for the yellow EnergyGuide label when buying a dishwasher. The label helps to compare energy use in similar models. By choosing a dishwasher with several wash cycle options, dishes that are only slightly dirty can use the light or energy-saving wash cycle. Using only the cycle you need helps to use less water and often operates for a shorter time frame.

Compare ENERGY STAR certified commercial diswashers.
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