If your mobile home is difficult to keep warm or cool, it may not be energy-efficient. Fortunately, several upgrades allow you to improve efficiency, resulting in lower energy costs. Below are a few ideas to help your home better use energy and save you money.
Mobile Home Energy Efficiency Tips
1. Service Your HVAC
An improperly functioning HVAC unit works harder and requires more energy. Keep your mobile home’s HVAC system in reliable condition by having it serviced once or twice a year. Regular maintenance can identify any minor problems—such as dirty filters or low refrigerant levels—before they become significant issues.
2. Assess Windows & Doors
If your mobile home is too warm in the summer and too cold in the winter, consider upgrading your windows and doors. Older entrances might allow air to seep into your home, increasing energy costs. Well-sealed windows and doors will give you more control over your indoor temperature and energy usage. Adding weatherstripping around the window and door edges can also help.
3. Choose Energy-Efficient Lighting
Replace existing light bulbs with more energy-efficient options in your mobile home. For example, LED light bulbs use 20 to 25% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
4. Add Insulation
A poorly insulated home requires more energy to maintain the indoor temperature. In particular, mobile homes benefit from insulation added to their belly or roof. Hire a contractor to ensure the process is performed correctly.
5. Air Seal Your Space
Look for gaps where air may leak into your home. You may notice outdoor air seeping in through holes where plumbing or electrical wiring enters the home through the walls. Caulking these areas will improve your mobile home’s energy efficiency.
Complete Mobile Home Center has served the greater Branson, MO, area for nearly 30 years, offering the paint, supplies, and parts you need to repair or update your mobile home. Call (417) 334-4690 to speak with a knowledgeable team member about your needs, or visit the website to view parts and custom designs for past customers.
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