Solar Panels Guide for Manufactured Homes

There’s a bit of controversy about installing solar panels on a mobile home. If you ask Google about installing solar panels on a mobile home most of the results say you can add them to a mobile home roof but a few results claim you can’t install solar panels to a mobile home roof. Ironically,

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How to Seal Heating Ducts in a Mobile Home to Save Money

Sealing heating ducts in a mobile home with forced-air heating is one of the best DIY home improvement projects you can do. It’s fairly easy, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and has tremendous benefits. You can save a ton of money by sealing heating ducts in a mobile home! We’ll give you easy step-by-step instructions on how to

What Temperature to Set Air Conditioner in summer?

With the return of short-sleeved shirts and workplace temperature discussions, summer has returned in a spectacular fashion. However, did you realize that home heating and cooling accounts for 20 to 50 percent of your energy bill? If you’re wondering what temperature to set air conditioner in summer then you’re at the right place! During the

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Get Your Mobile Home Ready for Winter with these 7 Tips

When the leaves start turning pretty colors and football is in full swing it’s time to winterize your mobile home. Older mobile homes have poor insulation compared to homes built today. Energy efficiency experts say that if your mobile home is over 30 years old you need to add insulation to the floors, walls, and

35 Tips to Lower Your Mobile Home’s Energy Bill

If I could only give one tip to someone moving into an older mobile home it would be to focus on energy efficiency. Older mobile homes are absolutely terrible when it comes to energy efficiency. There are two reasons older (and even some newer) mobile homes are not energy efficient. First, insulation and other energy

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Top 3 Methods to Insulate Under a Mobile Home

If you insulate under a mobile home you can save money. Over the last 3 decades, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has partnered with the US Department of Energy to test various methods of energy efficiency for old and new manufactured homes. Adding better insulation to the walls reduced heat loss by 13%. Coming

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How to Repair a Mobile Home Belly Board

If you’ve ever read the government published pamphlets about a mobile home underbelly or how to repair a mobile home belly board you’ll quickly notice that they aren’t particularly worried about cost. Every recommendation usually ends with ‘hire a professional.’ Unfortunately, regular mobile homeowners have budgets and we can’t just call up a pro every time

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How to Winterize your Mobile Home Like a Professional

Winterizing a mobile home means more than just caulking around doors and windows and adding insulation. Most of us already know to do that. The following tips will help you winterize your mobile home like a professional. These lesser-known energy-conservation tips have been tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or NREL, in a partnership

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Mobile Home Insulation Guide: How to Install Insulation in a Mobile Home

Many mobile homes built before 1976 only have between 1 and 4 inches of poor quality insulation if they have any at all. Even if the insulation was installed, many builders left voids and gaps throughout the home. Fortunately, manufactured home builders have gotten a lot better after the HUD code regulations began and, of

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Mobile Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Tape Installation and Safety

The secret to staying warm in the winter is layering your clothes and the same goes for your home’s plumbing lines, you want as many layers as possible between the elements and your water pipe. In this article, we’re covering heat tape. We’ll help you understand why and how it works, how much it costs

8 Energy Efficiency Ideas for Your Manufactured Home

Updating your home with the following energy efficiency ideas is a great idea for any home. You can save a lot of money by installing a few simple energy savers and employing some simple solutions to your everyday life. Enjoy your home even more and enjoy a lifestyle with less worry about money while feeling good about treating

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7 Tips to Reduce Moisture Problems in Manufactured Homes

Water is one of the most damaging forces on earth and can destroy a home quickly or slowly. Repairing water damage in homes is a multimillion dollar industry in the US. Instead of having to repair water damage after it occurs, this article will help you understand moisture problems in manufactured homes.  HUD produces some