In the market for a new manufactured home? Look for an Energy Star® model.
Just like traditional houses, mobile homes often referred to as manufactured homes, can be improved to make them more energy-efficient. As the owner of a mobile home, you could be paying more on your energy bills than you need to. By implementing a few simple energy-saving measures, you can be on your way to saving energy and money in no time! Some measures you can do yourself, others require the skills of trained weatherization professionals, and both types are well worth the effort.
The answer is, it depends! Newer manufactured homes are designed to be more energy efficient from day one. If you live in an older manufactured home, you can make various upgrades and improvements to ensure your home is as energy-efficient as possible.
As we’ve briefly discussed above, there are significant benefits to making your mobile home more energy-efficient. Some of the most noteworthy benefits are as follows:
Before weatherizing your manufactured home, it is important to be sure all combustion appliances such as furnaces, stoves, and water heaters are in good working order and are properly vented. Failure to do so could lead to the accumulation of dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide in your home. You may want to consult with a professional before taking on a major weatherization job.
At this point, you might be wondering whether or not your mobile home can be made more energy-efficient? Here are a few criteria to help you determine whether your mobile home could use some energy efficiency upgrades.