December 9th, 2015 | More in Your New Home

How to Save on Your Home’s Winter Energy Bill

Energy Efficient Malibu model manufactured homeWhether you live in a hot or cold climate, controlling your energy usage is important for your budget and for the environment.

As the cool weather rolls in, you may start to crank up your home’s heating system to stay comfortable. However, keeping your home nice and cozy can be a pricey endeavor. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to increase your energy efficiency and lower your winter energy bill. Palm Harbor Homes is happy to share with you the best tips for saving money each month on your utilities.

Maintain Your Heating System

A well maintained heating system functions much more effectively than one that has been ignored. You wouldn’t neglect to take your car in for oil changes and maintenance, so why do the same thing with your furnace? Call a professional technician to come to your home and check your system. Not only is it the safe thing to do to lessen your chance of carbon monoxide poisoning, but also will help keep your system more energy efficient.

Efficiently Constructed Home

Did you know that you could purchase a manufactured home that already comes with the most energy efficient features? Palm Harbor Homes has EnergyStar® and EnerGmiser® green packages that consume less natural resources than conventional manufactured homes. Our precision construction method creates a more effective seal, which keeps the hot air in and the cold air out. You can rest assured you will save each month when you choose a Palm Harbor home.

Check Your Doors

A small crack in your door can mean drafts, which can make your heating system work harder than it has to. Before things get too chilly, go to all your doors and entryways and check for cracks that could cause an increase in your energy bill. To check if your doors are secure, place a piece of paper in your doorway and shut the door. If you can easily pull out the paper after your door is closed, you need to install some weather stripping. This can help save you considerable money on heating costs.

If you would like information on Palm Harbor’s energy efficient manufactured homes, call 1-888-466-3718 today. We are happy to help you find your next home.

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