Older dishwashers use more water and electricity than newer ENERGY STAR® models. When shopping for a new dishwasher, always look for the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency that helps save money and protects the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
An ENERGY STAR-certified dishwasher will:
Some basic efficiency tips for all dishwashers—old and new
The ENERGY STAR website contains tools to help calculate savings on specific dishwasher models and compare them with models with similar features. Many utilities offer rebates for ENERGY STAR-certified dishwashers and other high efficient appliances; visit www.dsireusa.org or check directly with your utility.
For efficiency and shopping tips on dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers and dryers, and more, see the “Appliances, Lighting, Electronics” (pdf) consumer guide provided by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.
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Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce - Division of Energy Resources. Contact the division’s Energy Information Center at email@example.com or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.