The efficiency of dishwashers has come a long way in the past decade. Compared to older models, the modern dishwasher uses less water and energy and tends to have a longer lifespan.
With more people looking at the environmental impact of the running of their household, many are opting to switch to more eco-friendly appliances in a bid to clean up their efficiency. A dishwasher is an appliance that certainly sees lots of use throughout the year so households can certainly do their bit to help the planet by using an eco-friendly dishwasher.
So, what is considered when it comes to a dishwasher’s eco-friendliness?
Truth is, there are many factors that contribute to the rating.
The dishwasher’s energy and water efficiency are, of course, the factors that most look to. But eco-cycle options, durability (lifespan), and social responsibility also make up the overall environmental impact of the dishwasher.
ENERGY STAR is a symbol that makes it easy for consumers searching for a product to see which are energy efficient. Every year, ENERGY STAR creates a list filled with appliances at the cutting edge of energy efficiency and technological innovation.
The ENERGY STAR 2019 Most Efficient Dishwashers list is, therefore, a good place to look for eco-friendly dishwashers as it represents the best for energy savings and environmental protection.
Greenest dishwasher manufacturers
Miele has been a German manufacturer of domestic goods for over 100 years. The company has a staggeringly high number of dishwasher appliances (30!) listed on Energy Star’s 2019 Most Efficient Dishwashers list making the manufacturer hard to ignore when you’re looking for an eco-friendly option.
The Energy Saver and Extra Economical wash programs on the dishwashers further improve environmental performance and the company itself has a focus on sustainability.
Blomberg has an impressive ten dishwashers on Energy Star’s 2019 Most Efficient Dishwashers list. This is complemented by high life expectancy and consumer ratings. The Blomberg DWS 51500 is currently the company’s most efficient model.
Beko is a brand that only entered the US market is 2016 but has been established in hundreds of other countries since 1967.
Beko has the highest efficiency rating of all available dishwashers with certain models only using 2.4 gallons of water per cycle and using as little as 220 kWh/year. These impressive figures see sixteen of their models listed are on Energy Star’s 2019 Most Efficient Dishwashers list.
Asko is a company with a long culture of sustainability. This runs through to its dishwasher appliances with all Asko dishwashers are Energy Star certified, and six of them are on Energy Star’s 2019 Most Efficient Dishwashers list. Green Mode and Eco Wash programs improve their efficiency further.
Samsung is the biggest household name of those listed but recent poor ratings have seen other manufacturers overtake them in terms of efficiency. Regardless, Samsung has five models on Energy Star’s 2019 Most Efficient Dishwashers list and they give plenty of information about the environmental initiatives that they operate.
Dishwasher repair in Omaha
Getting your dishwasher repaired when it breaks, instead of purchasing a new one, is another way for you to leave a green footprint.
If you are facing a dishwasher problem, ASAP Appliance & Plumbing Services can help you! For more information about our dishwasher repair service in the Omaha area, or for all your questions give us a call at 402-252-4124 or schedule an appointment with us today.