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Energy efficient dishwashers such as ENERGY STAR® certified models use 12% less energy, on average, than a standard model. Other benefits of ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers include:

  • Save up to $40 a year on utility bills
  • Save, on average, up to 3,870 gallons of water over its lifetime
  • Advanced technology: new ENERGY STAR dishwashers include innovations that reduce energy and water consumption, and improve performance. This includes improved water filtration, more efficient jets, innovative dish rack designs, and soil sensors

Other ways you can maximize your the efficiency of your dishwasher:

  • Scrape excess food before loading your dishwasher to save water
  • Select the “air-dry” feature
  • Wait until you have a full load to run your dishwasher

You can learn more about ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers with Natural Resources Canada

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