Although it can be tempting to run your dishwasher every day, waiting until your dishwasher is full can reduce the amount of water you use per day, while also reducing your energy costs. Think about it: a dishwasher uses the same amount of energy and water, whether it’s full or not. So get your money’s worth! Running only a full dishwasher will save up to 20 gallons of water per load, or 7,300 gallons a year, which is about how much water you will drink in your lifetime. Running your dishwasher more infrequently, and even running your dishwasher during off-peak hours (usually from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m) will also drastically reduce your energy costs!