Dry setting for your diswhasher
If your dishwasher has an air dry setting, choose it instead of using the heat dry setting. This can reduce your dishwasher’s energy use by up to 50 percent.
By opting not use the heat dry setting on your dishwasher, and air drying your dishes instead, you can save a lot of energy.
If your dishwasher does not have an air dry setting, open the dishwasher after the dishwasher cycle is finished. This will allow your dishes to air dry without using any energy.
If you are in the market for a new dishwasher, choose one that has an air drying option. This option makes it easy to save a lot of energy.
Another tip for saving energy with your dishwasher is to use only short wash cycles for everything except extremely dirty dishes. You’ll find that short cycles do just as good a job as long cycles. Also, avoid using the “rinse hold” setting as it uses a lot of hot water.