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Repair and maintenance tips for mobile home heating and cooling systems.

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 efficiency products haven't…

Mobile Home Heating Guide to Furnaces and Heat Pumps

Most of us enjoy the comforts of our mobile home furnaces during cold winters but we don’t really understand how the system works. We’re just glad it does! In this exhaustive mobile home heating guide, we’ve covered all the basics of electric and gas furnaces as well as mobile home heat pumps. We’ve covered: Mobile Home Heating Guide:…

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…

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 to run, how much you need to buy, and how to…

Upgrades that Will Reduce Mobile Home Heating Costs

Mobile homes are an inexpensive and efficient place to live for individuals and families alike. However, despite their many benefits and affordability, older mobile homes aren’t always so efficient when it comes to home energy needs. Here are a few upgrades that will help reduce mobile home heating costs. A mobile home can overheat in the summer…

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

Sealing heating and cooling ducts in an older mobile home with forced-air heating systems is one of the best DIY home improvement projects you can do because it's fairly easy, doesn't cost a lot of money, and has tremendous benefits. We'll give you easy step-by-step instructions on how to seal heating ducts in your mobile home, why it's so…

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 in a close second was…

Air Conditioner Maintenance

It's getting hot! For many of us, an air conditioner is our greatest weapon against the heat. Make sure your air conditioner stays in tip-top shape with these great tips for air conditioner maintenance. How to Clean and Maintain your Air Conditioner Maintaining your air conditioner can be the key to having a system for a…

How to Install a Wood Stove in Your Manufactured Home

It's late at night, you're snuggled up in your bed trying to fall asleep and you just heard your furnace startup for the fourth time in 45 minutes. It seems like that furnace is constantly running! Home heating costs are increasing each year. There are a few things that can be done to help lower costs such as turning…

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 your…

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 ceiling and install new doors and…