What’s the Difference between a Window AC & a Split AC?

Air conditions are a must when it comes to beating the unbearable summer heat. There are typically two types of air conditioners that are used in a US household: window AC and split AC. While both of these types have the same primary goal of cooling the room or home, there are quite a few

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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

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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 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 your thermostat

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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 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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Reduce Your Mobile Home Heating Costs with These Upgrades

Most older mobile homes aren’t energy efficient but they can be. We’ve gathered a few upgrades that will help reduce mobile home heating costs. A mobile home can overheat in the summer and be too cool during the winter if it doesn’t have good insulation and sealing. If your home is like mine and was

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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 long time and