Manufactured homes are often electricity guzzlers, and fixing that isn’t easy but here are some tips to help you save energy and money.
First, be ready to get down and dirty to find out which recommendations apply to your specific situation.
One common problem is with the main crossover duct, which runs under the home and can fall victim to mildew and critters. Often this duct can simply fall down onto the ground, meaning winter heat winds up under the home rather than in it. The only way you are going to know that this is happening is to fight your way through the cobwebs and get underneath the structure.
Also, if you are looking to add a heat pump to your manufactured home, be sure to check that you have one that is properly size for such a home.
There are also lots of inexpensive fixes, such as using plastic film kits to seal windows. And for the bigger improvements, the payback can come in as little as four years.
For more information, check out our link on Saving Money and Energy In Your Manufactured Home.