You can save money by the way that you use your dishwasher using these tips:
Only use your dishwasher when it is full.
Use the economy setting or the lowest possible heat setting.
Turn the machine off before the drying cycle starts and let dishes dry in the stored heat, or open the dishwasher door and let them dry.
If you have an off-peak electric or gas hot water system, it is more economical for the dishwasher to be connected to this, than to heat its own water.