Manufactured Homes: Saving Money By Saving
Energy (August 2005, 45 p)
This practical guide is comprised of energy-saving tips,
techniques, and recommendations for owners of manufactured
(mobile) homes. It recognizes that all homes can benefit from
cost-effective measures to improve energy efficiency, that
technologies have advanced, and that energy costs are rising.
An energy retrofit for manufactured homes can lower energy
costs, protect against energy cost increases, improve comfort,
increase resale value, and enhance environmental stewardship.
The guide explains how the homeowner can tell if energy performance
gains are possible in a particular mobile home. It offers
ten categories of energy saving techniques accompanied by
information on the approximate cost and skill level of each
technique, the climate in which the technique is most appropriate,
and an indication of which ones will lead to greater energy
savings. Additionally, the guide provides lifestyle tips to
save energy and lists sources of additional information. The
Manufactured Housing Research Alliance, in cooperation with
the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Partnership
of Advanced Technology in Housing, prepared this guide.