I’ve never purchased a dish washer before. We always washed by hand until the last two houses we rented. And then I fell in love with convenience…
The former owners of the house took the dishwasher so we hit the stores on Black Friday this year.
Dish washers normally run between 171 kWh which uses the least amount of energy and 352 kWh which uses the most. Ours has a 270 kWh estimated electricity use per year. According to the Energy Guide from the U.S. Government, our estimated yearly energy cost when used with an electric water heater is $32 a year.
Could be better, but I don’t think that’s so bad.
I’d like to say we use it rarely and that I mainly do the dishes by hand. With this schedule, ugh, I give in. $32 a year not to do my own dishes. Until things calm down and we get unpacked and I get on some sort of schedule, I’ll have to pay $32.