In the market for a new manufactured home? Look for an Energy Star® model.
Save with energy-efficient upgrades
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.
Why make your manufactured home more energy-efficient?
• Lower energy and home ownership costs
• Improved comfort: fewer drafts, more comfortable temperatures, less temperature fluctuation floor-to-ceiling and from room to room and less chance of moisture problems
• Resale value: a home with lower operating costs can be worth more
No and low-cost energy efficiency measures
• Seal all leaky ducts, windows and doors
• Have a professional tune-up your furnace and air conditioner
• Insulate your water heater tank and the pipes leading from the tank
• Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators
Energy efficiency measures for big energy savings
• Inspect and repair ducts from under the home
• Install interior storm windows
• Add insulation to the roof, floor and sidewalls
• Install a reflective roof coating
A note about air quality
Before weatherizing your 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 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.
Your manufactured home may be a good candidate for energy efficiency upgrades if: