Online Usage Calculator – Dishwasher

Calculate the ENERGY cost of your Dishwasher

Standard-size dishwashers that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label are, on average, 12% more energy efficient than standard models. For added savings, make sure the dishes are scraped clean, run a full load, and use a water saver or quick cycle when appropriate. If you don’t mind drying your dishes or waiting until they air dry, you can turn off the heat dry cycle.  For additional savings, use the calculator below to see the savings when you shift dishwasher use from on-peak to off-peak hours.

How it works:

  1. Select the type of dishwasher you own
  2. Enter the number of loads you wash per week
  3. Select the number of loads you run during the peak hours

How it adds up:

  • See the number of loads you run off-peak.  The great the number, the greater your savings
  • See your annual energy use and cost when operating your dishwasher
  • If you run loads during peak hours, see the amount you will save if you shift to off-peak (note:  Calculator assumes some typical use is during peak hours.  If all you use is already off -peak, no additional savings will show)
  • If you use a standard dishwasher, see how much more you can save a year by purchasing an Energy Star dishwasher