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The homeowner gets billed for use of water, unless the house sits on a property with a well. In addition, the homeowner’s mail regularly includes a bill from the company that supplies the home’s energy. That would certainly be the electric company, unless the house has solar panels. By the same token, the bill-sending company might be the one that maintains the gas lines.

A dishwasher cannot operate in the absence of water and electricity. The source of the hot water that gets fed to the dish-washing machine could come from either a gas-fueled or an electric-fueled water heater. So, to what extent does the presence of the dishwasher alter the size of the bills that are sent to the homeowner? Actually, the presence of that particular appliance does not really change the bills’ size a great deal. That fact becomes clear, once the appropriate figures have been examined.

The figures to consider

True, an older dishwasher requires 6 gallons of hot and clear liquid, in order to produce a load of clean dishes. A newer model needs no more than 4 gallons. While those may seem like sizeable quantities, there is another measured volume that is 7 times the size of the volume associated with the dishwasher’s soap-dissolving solvent (water).

If you were to collect all the runoff from the sink in which a homemaker has completed the hand-washing of dishes, you would measure a volume greater than 28 gallons. In other words, reliance on a dishwasher saves water, as well as time and effort. Maybe you want to add to that total the amount of water used to pre-rinse each thing that will go on the dishwasher’s racks. That would not be fair, because there is really no need to pre-rinse such items.

In other words, the volume of the liquid used for such a rinse should not count, in analysis of the relevant figures. There is no point to performing that pre-wash rinse. The soap that is marketed for use in a dish-washing machine has been designed to latch onto the few remaining bits of food on the various plates and bowls on the racks. In the absence of such remains, the same soap sticks to the dishwasher’s walls.

The message in the numbers

The numbers that reveal the amount of water used by the dishwasher send a clear message. The message’s clearest point centers on the nature of the load that allows a dishwasher to get used with greatest efficiency. It should be a full load. Do not feel tempted to overload the machine, but go ahead and fill the racks to the fullest extent possible, before calling for the start of a cycle. It helps to call in an appliance repair professional in Thornhill to look at the dishwasher and plus the energy leak.

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