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Once your new home is built, it is essential to prioritize maintenance chores to ensure your home remains at optimal energy efficiency. There are several simple cleaning methods you can use to make your new home significantly more energy efficient. Here are the top four ways to clean your home for energy efficiency:

1. Maintain Your Energy-Efficient Dishwasher
Energy-efficient dishwashers use fewer resources than traditional dishwashers. But it’s important to maintain your energy-consciousness appliance to ensure it’s running optimally. Regularly cleaning the drain will prevent the dishwasher pump from overexerting energy, and also eliminate foul odors.

With LifeStyle, each home includes EnergyStar®-certified appliances, which use less energy and produce less heat while providing performance on par with non-Energy Star® appliances.

2. Replace Air-Conditioner Filters
Easily the best way to keep your HVAC system running smoothly is to replace the filters regularly. This will help keep your home at a comfortable temperature, especially during the warm summer months.

Furthermore, your air filters accumulate dust and dirt over time, which slows down airflow, making it less efficient in cooling down your home. It will be necessary to replace them to ensure that your system is operating at maximum efficiency.

3. Clean and Maintain Your Refrigerator
With time, your refrigerator coils naturally accumulate excess dust. Apart from hygienic reasons, too much dust in refrigerators will hinder efficient performance. It is also important to check the seals on your refrigerator door—if the rubber gaskets are loose then it’s time to replace the gaskets. Doing so will prevent energy from being wasted due to cold air leakage.

4. Wash Clothes with Cold Water
Washing your clothes and linens with cold water is more effective than hot water. This is because most washing detergents on the market today have enzymes that work more effectively with lower temperatures. By running cold water through your washing machines, you’ll reduce energy consumption and save on energy costs.

Cleaning your home each day is essential for your health and well-being. The above cleaning methods we have covered will also be necessary for making your home more energy-efficient as well.