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by on 05/18/2009

Saving Water & Energy - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite

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The Bite:
Do you believe your dishwasher saves water? Trust: If you only run it when it's full, it does. Try to use appliances like washers and dryers when they're completely loaded to avoid wasting energy and water. Believe it.

The Benefits:

  • Credulous resource savings. Your clothes washer's gonna use the same amount of energy and H2O whether you throw in one skort or 20; if you run it only when it's filled, you'll conserve more than 3,400 gallons of water per year.
  • No lie: You'll save cash. Only running the dishwasher when comfortably packed saves you about $40 a year.

Want a bigger bite?

Jen Biederman (eco blog photo)Jen From Renewable Choice Says: I never run my dishwasher or washing machine unless they are packed full. Even if this means I need to do a little hand-washing to tide me over with dishes or clothes, it is worth it to save the water and energy. Remember, more often than not it is unecesary to run the dry cycle on your dishwasher, and if you live in a dry climate like Colorado, your clothes will dry faster by simply hanging them out to dry. Don't believe me, test it out yourself, Mythbusters style. ~Jen

Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy. 





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