How to Save Energy Washing Dishes

How to Save Energy Washing Dishes

Dishwashers are household appliances most of us feel like we can’t live without. Despite their usefulness, the amount of energy dishwashers use translates into cost in both energy and water. If you’re looking to save money on your utility bills, it’s worth considering ways to use your dishwasher more efficiently.

If you’re in need of a dishwasher repair in Northern Colorado or the Front Range area, contact Jim & Dave’s Appliance to get your appliances repaired and working. Here are four helpful tips to save energy and money washing dishes.


Use A Dishwasher

If you have a dishwasher, use it. Dishwashers are much more efficient in saving energy than hand-washing dishes that use heaps of water in the process.


Use Cold Water

Hot water requires more energy than cold water. By washing your dishes in cold water, your dishes will still get clean and save you money and energy in the long run.


Scrape Dishes

Scraping dishes before washing them removes food particles that can clog your dishwasher, making it less efficient. Be sure to scrape, but not rinse the dishes while doing this, cutting down on water use and energy consumption.


Let Dishes Air-Dry

Instead of using your dishwasher’s dry setting, try air-drying your dishes. This will save energy and will help to keep your dishes from getting water spots.

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Saving energy while washing dishes doesn't have to be difficult. By following these four tips, you can cut down on water waste and save energy and money. Jim & Dave’s Appliance’s team of professionals not only provides service for dishwasher repair, but has a wide range of services to those in the Northern Colorado and Front Range areas. If you need an appliance repair, contact us today!

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