As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Best Buy is committed to protecting the environment while still saving you money with energy-efficient ENERGY STAR qualified products. In 2011, Best Buy sold enough ENERGY STAR qualified Dishwashers to collectively save our customers $491,560 in annual energy costs and helped prevent the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 597 cars from the road for an entire year.*
What are the Benefits
Save Money on Utility Bills
Dishwashers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are on average 10% more energy efficient and 12% more water efficient than standard models. A 2011 ENERGY STAR qualified dishwasher costs on average less than $35 a year to run.
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Instead of scrubbing, rinsing, and drying each dish, just load them all in an ENERGY STAR dishwasher and press start. Using an ENERGY STAR qualified dishwasher can save you over 230 hours of personal time over the course of a year. That's almost 10 days!
An ENERGY STAR qualified dishwasher will save on average 1,300 gallons of water over its lifetime.
Dishwasher technology has improved dramatically over the last decade. New ENERGY STAR qualified models include several innovations that reduce energy and water consumption and improve performance.
- Soil sensors test how dirty dishes are throughout the wash and adjust the cycle to achieve optimum cleaning with minimum water and energy use.
- Improved water filtration removes food soils from the wash water allowing efficient use of detergent and water throughout the cycle. The final clean-water rinse assures your dishes come out sparkling.
- More efficient jets use less energy to spray detergent and water over the dishes when cleaning.
- Innovative dish rack designs maximize cleaning by strategically situating the dishes.
ENERGY STAR qualified models use 31% less energy and 33% less water than conventional machines while delivering superior cleaning performance.
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. electricity is generated by burning coal and natural gas, which releases greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and causes global warming. ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers use less energy than conventional models, which helps combat global warming. By reducing water consumption, ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers also help protect our lakes, streams, and oceans.
More Energy-Saving Tips
Scrape, don't rinse - rinsing dishes can use up to 20 gallons of water before the dishes are even loaded. Save yourself time by simply scraping the food off the dishes. ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers are designed to efficiently do the rest, getting dishes truly clean.
Load it full - most of the energy used by a dishwasher goes to heat water, so fully load your dishwasher to get the most from the energy used to run it.
Get good drying results with less energy - avoid using the heat-dry, rinse-hold and pre-rinse.
To learn more about the ENERGY STAR® program and ways you can save energy and environment, visit www.energystar.gov.
*Savings based on Best Buy's 2011 sales and the difference in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program data regarding annual unit energy consumption between non-ENERGY STAR qualified products and ENERGY STAR qualified products. Electricity rate is $0.1089/kWh. Emissions factors are 1.54 pounds CO2 per kWh, 117 pounds CO2 per MBtu, and 11,244 pounds CO2 per car per year.
What Is ENERGY STAR?
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and the DOE — helping us all save money and fight global warming.
Special Offers & Rebates
Rebates up to $100 are available on qualifying products. Use the ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder* to find special offers and incentives available in your area.