Lower Your Mobile Home Energy Bill

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A few small energy-efficient updates can make a big difference in your home. Here are some suggestions to reduce power consumption and lower your bill.

  • Get a tune-up on the furnace and change the filters, seal all duct connections and any cracks, and secure air return vents.
  • Clean lighting fixtures to maximize output, change the bulbs to LED, turn off lights when not needed, and install timers or motion sensors on your outside lights.
  • Wrap your water heater tank and pipes with insulation and lower the temperature.
  • Install low-flow shower heads.
  • Plant trees around the sides of your home to provide shade when it's hot and shelter your house from wind when it's cold.
  • Cover windows with exterior awnings and use plastic coverings to cut out drafts. These disposable coverings can be removed in the summer. Storm windows are a more permanent solution.
  • Seal cracks and holes in your walls, ceilings, windows and floors.
  • Remove window air conditioners during the winter months. If you can't do this, insulate around the window to limit leaks.
  • Upgrade older appliances to energy-saving models.
  • Change to a white or cool roof coating to reflect heat and sun.
  • Keep your thermostat at a comfortable but conservative temperature and adjust it at night or when you're away.
  • Be sure furniture doesn't obstruct the flow of heat from your registers.
  • Wash clothes in cold water and only when you have full loads of laundry.
  • Add insulation in the roof cavity. This can help prevent heat from escaping through the roof and save on overall heating costs for your mobile home.

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