November 9, 2005
Save Money and Improve Comfort in Manufactured Homes
New guide provides simple steps to improve energy efficiency
"Saving Money by Saving Energy in Your Manufactured (Mobile) Home," a free guide published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), outlines easy and inexpensive ways to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured homes.
Many homeowners suffer from high utility bills, which could be slashed with a few simple steps. This rings true for those who live in manufactured (mobile) homes, especially if the structures are more than five years old and feel drafty. With rising energy prices and a forecast for a colder winter, homeowners have an immediate interest in improving energy efficiency.
The HUD guide helps mobile home owners choose the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use by explaining how to tackle big and small projects. These projects can also can improve comfort levels, raise the home's resale value, protect the environment, and strengthen our national security by reducing the demand for foreign oil.
Examples of the recommendations include:
The guide explains how to determine if a recommendation is appropriate for a particular home. It lists approximate costs, the skill level necessary to perform the recommendation, and gives step-by-step instructions for the improvements that the homeowner can do.
"Saving Money by Saving Energy in Your Manufactured (Mobile) Home" outlines simple strategies that homeowners or renters can implement today to lower their energy bills.
Copies of the guide are available as a free download on the HUDUSER website or in printed form for a nominal charge by calling 1 (800) 245-2691.
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Content updated on 11/9/2005