by Sue Bond
(Basildon, Essex, UK)
Dishwashers are one of the most expensive appliances to maintain & run because it uses not just electricity but also ample amounts of water.
Did you know that dishwashers use about 60% to 80% of its energy consumption just to heat the water?
That water-heating process inside dishwashers make up for most of the appliance's power consumption.
There are also many brands and versions of dishwashers that are specifically made to be energy efficient.
You can buy such dishwashers.
If you already have one at home, there are several measures that can help you lower your dishwasher's energy consumption.
* Never run a dishwasher unless it is entirely full. Doing so will help conserve electricity.
* You can turn on any energy-saver switch whenever you air dry clean dishes.
* The practice will help you cut energy consumption of the appliance by about 10% to 20%.
Saving on energy consumption is imperative nowadays. As a responsible individual, you should make sure you are doing your share in energy conservation, especially during these times when energy sources are becoming more expensive and are slowly depleting.
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