Dishwashers: Most energy used by a dishwasher is for heating water; therefore, loading a dishwasher fully and properly before operating it can save energy.
Clothes Washers and Dryers: Hot water accounts for 90 percent of the energy used to wash clothes. Choosing the warm setting instead of hot can reduce a load’s energy use by half; choosing cold reduces it even further.
FALL TIP: Fall brings cooler weather and the perfect time to make sure you have looked for opportunities to better insulate your home. Check out MidAmerican Energy's EnergyAdvantage® programs and our energy-saving tips to find ways to stay warmer and spend less money on heating.