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Run your dishwasher full

Load your dishwasher strategically to maximize efficiency

Wait until you have a full load to ensure you use the maximum capacity of your dishwasher. This will help make the most of the energy, water and detergent used. By running full loads, you may be able to reduce the number of times you use the dishwasher by two loads per week. This could save you up to $15 per year.

Avoid overloading the dishwasher or blocking the water arms though – the dishwasher cannot work efficiently if overloaded.

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* This tool is for illustrative purposes. BC Hydro cannot guarantee the exact cost amounts, actual savings, or the rates for energy sources referenced in the application. This is meant to supplement, not to replace, individual research when considering the purchase of household appliances or lighting.