Heating and Cooling Tips for Manufactured Homes
If you own a manufactured home, take measures to ensure you have an efficient heating and cooling system. You can also make simple improvements that save energy and make your home more comfortable.
- Install ceiling fans
Install ceiling fans throughout your manufactured home. Ceiling fans are energy ecient and can be used to keep warm or cool air moving throughout your home. Be sure to turn them o when you’re away. Remember, ceiling fans cool people, not rooms.
- Efficient roof color
Choose a light-colored roof if you live in the southern part of the U.S. and a dark-colored roof if you live in the northern U.S.
- Install a mini-split system
Eliminate unnecessary heating and cooling by installing a single zone strategy throughout your manufactured home. A zone system allows you to save energy by only heating or cooling rooms that are occupied
- Install awnings
Install awnings over windows to keep sunlight from overheating your home during the summer.
- Add insulation
If you have a home that was manufactured before 1976, you could add insulation to your home’s underbelly to reduce any heat loss.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy