35 Money Saving Tips to Reduce Your Electrical Bill

Electricity consumption is a major theme in our world now so it makes sense to want to reduce your electric bill. We understand that we must use less of it and that our dependency on our outdated grid system is not healthy. Energy reduction for manufactured homes can be accomplished with relative ease. A few small changes can really help the billfold, and the environment.

Everyone knows that there are ways to save energy consumption but some of us just don’t know where to start. All kinds of questions pop up.

The simplicity of the whole energy reduction movement is that your efforts are easily verifiable because the results are real. Reducing your consumption will reduce your bill. You can see the effects of your actions fairly quickly. The more elaborate you go, the more change you will see.

Reduce Your Electrical Bill with These 35 Money Saving Tips

There are lots of things you can do to reduce energy consumption in manufactured homes. You can choose from the smallest, cheapest fixes to the largest, most expensive systems.

Improve Heating/Cooling Systems

  • Clean or replace the furnace filter.
  • Get a tune-up on the furnace.
  • Replace the furnace
  • Clean or replace the air filter.
  • Clean the condensing cooling coils.
  • Get a seasonal tune-up.
  • Replace the system.
  • Seal supply duct connections to boots, and registers
  • Seal duct ends
  • Make sure all registers are fully open
  • Seal and insulate crossover duct and connections
  • Inspect and repair ducts from under the home
  • Seal beneath the furnace

 Improve Lighting Efficiency

  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFLs
  • Install energy-saving controls on exterior lights
  • Clean fixtures
  • Use low-wattage light bulbs

Improving Water Heater Performance

  • Insulate the tank
  • Insulate water pipes leading from the tank
  • Lower the water heater thermostat
  • Clean the tank
  • Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators
  • Replace your water heater

Improve Window Performance

  • Install interior storm windows
  • Install plastic disposable window insulating kits

Reduce Solar Heat

  • Install sun screens
  • Install exterior awnings
  • Apply reflective window film
  • Use interior shades to block sunlight
  • Install a reflective roof coating

Eliminate Leaks In Walls, Ceilings and Floors

  • Patch/replace torn or missing bottom board
  • Seal gaps and cracks in the walls, floor, and ceiling
  • Cover window air conditioners
  • Seal leaky windows
  • Fix poorly fitting exterior doors
By reducing your energy use, you not only save money, you save fossil fuels that are currently producing much of our nation’s energy. You reduce the pollution caused by burning the coal, you reduce the need to store nuclear waste and you make our world a better place to be. Start small and just keep improving your home!


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1 Comment
  1. Steven W Diffy says

    I am looking into window awnings. I will have to make it another year before I can get a heat pump so my window unit will have to do the job. I want to keep weather out and off of it. I am willing to DIY. Any ideas or links that you may have would be greatly appreciated.