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YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 You can take steps before and after you buy your manufactured home that will increase energy efficiency and save money.

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2 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 You can take steps before and after you buy your manufactured home that will increase energy efficiency and save money.

3 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 7 WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY IN YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1. Look for homes with the Energy Star® Logo 2. Manage your home’s exposure to the sun 3. Adjust the thermostat 4. Help your heating and air conditioning equipment do its work efficiently 5. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps 6. Keep your refrigerator operating efficiently 7. Increase efficiency of water heaters

4 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 1. Look for the Energy Star® logo.  Home  Appliances  HVAC system

5 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 2. Manage your home’s exposure to the sun  Align the home so that most windows face south

6 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 2. Manage your home’s exposure to the sun  Use shades, blinds, etc.

7 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 2. Manage home’s exposure to the sun  Summer: Day:Close shades, blinds, curtains Night:Open windows (ventilation)  Winter: Day:Open shades, blinds, curtains Night: Close shades, blinds, curtains

8 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 2. Manage your home’s exposure to the sun  Plant deciduous trees around your house.

9 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 3. Adjust the thermostat Summer  When you’re… Home: 75ºF to 78ºF Away (1 hr+):78ºF Winter:  When you’re… Home:65ºF to 68ºF Away (1 hr+):65ºF

10 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 3. Adjust the thermostat  At night, set the temperature to similar settings as when you are away.  Why? Heat is less severe during the summer at night During the winter, you can stay just as warm with blankets or warm clothing

11 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 3. Adjust the thermostat  Manually  Automatically―using a programmable thermostat

12 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 3. Adjust the thermostat  Programmable thermostats: Improve comfort Save energy and money Easy-to-use Affordable

13 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 4. Help your heating and air conditioning equipment work efficiently  Seal and insulate ducts  Weather-strip and seal doors and windows.

14 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 4. Help your heating and air conditioning equipment work efficiently  Replace air filters regularly  Protect the bottom board

15 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 4. Help your heating and air conditioning equipment work efficiently  Replace air filters regularly

16 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1  Protect the bottom board (belly board) Bottom board insulation material Bottom board

17 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 GEFA Weatherization Program:  Administered through local Community Action Agencies  To find your local action agency: (404)

18 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 5. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs Fluorescent bulbs:  Last longer  Use less energy  Give off less heat  Save money in the long run

19 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 6. Keep your refrigerator operating efficiently  Look for the Energy Star® logo  Replace door seals  Set efficient temperatures: Refrigerator:37ºF–40ºF Freezer: 0ºF–5ºF

20 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 7. Increase the efficiency of your water heater  Turn down setting from High (140ºF) to Normal (120°F)  Turn down the water heater when you go on vacation  Insulate the first six feet of pipes entering/exiting the tank

21 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 7. Increase the efficiency of your water heater  If you have an electric water heater, wrap it in an insulation blanket ($20)

22 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 7. Increase the efficiency of your water heater  When you buy a new unit, pay attention to: First Hour Rating (FHR)— quantity Energy Factor (EF)— efficiency

23 YOUR MANUFACTURED HOME 1 END OF PRESENTATION


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