Manufactured Homebuyers: Ask About An ENERGY STAR Certified Manufactured Home
An ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home is more quiet and comfortable, and comes with significantly lower utility bills. It also helps protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
If you’re in the market for a new manufactured home, look for one that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Every ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home receives a blue ENERGY STAR label. It’s usually on the home’s electrical panel, or next to its HUD data plate.
What is an ENERGY STAR Certified Manufactured Home?
An ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home is designed, produced, and installed by its manufacturer to meet many energy efficiency standards. Each ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home is inspected to verify these standards are met. What’s more, these inspections occur both while it’s being built in the factory and during on-site installation.
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program that helps the public save money and protects the environment by identifying energy-efficient products and homes. Whether you’re looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or purchase a new manufactured home, ENERGY STAR can help.
(ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are all registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.)
Benefits of Owning an ENERGY STAR Certified Manufactured Home
On the outside, an ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home may not look any different from other site-built or manufactured homes. But you’ll feel the difference in your comfort, and see it in your bank account.
Less Expensive To Run — An ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home uses substantially less energy for heating, cooking, and heating water than a standard manufactured home. Homeowners can expect to save hundreds of dollars on utility bills each year.
More Comfortable — Properly installed energy-efficient improvements, such as increased insulation, tightly sealed air ducts, and ENERGY STAR certified windows, provide better protection against heat, cold, drafts, and noise. Many manufactured home builders provide these improvements in many of their homes.
Better Value — Appraisers and lenders recognize the value of ENERGY STAR certified homes at the time of home sale.
Good For The Environment — The energy used in your home is most often generated from the burning of fossil fuels by power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and greenhouse gas omissions. The less energy we use at home, the less air pollution we generate. This creates a better environment for everyone—both now, and for generations to come.
For more information on the cost savings and advantages of an ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home, read our blog “KIT Custom Homebuilders and ENERGY STAR: Low-Energy Living in a High Comfort Home,” or read more from ENERGY STAR below.