An Enegy Star Dishwasher saves on energy as well as water and pays for itself over and over during the life of the appliance.
Energy Star® Dish-washers
Energy Star® dishwashers save by using both improved technology for the primary wash cycle and less hot water during entire cycle. Construction includes energy-efficient motors, and other advanced technology such as sensors that determine the length of the washing cycle and the temperature of the water necessary to clean the dishes.
A significant savings can be reached by minimizing the amount of hot water needed. Dish-washers use built-in electric heaters to get water to a temperature hot enough to clean the dishes effectively. In addition to other efficiencies, Energy Star® dish-washers minimize the amount of water needed, saving the energy required to heat the water. Energy Star® dish-washers must exceed minimum Federal Energy standards by at least 13%.
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ENERGY STAR® qualified dish-washers are required to use 5.8 gallons of water per cycle or less. Older dish-washers use much more water than newer models. Dish-washers purchased before 1994 use about 8 additional gallons of water in each cycle compared to a new ENERGY STAR® qualified model.
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