Manufactured homes are built with a cost-effective approach to energy-efficiency. HUD has written new energy standards to make sure manufactured home buyers have the lowest possible total energy costs. To figure total energy costs they combine the price of the home's energy features and the monthly utility bills.
HUD standards take into consideration that each region of the country has a different climate that requires slightly different combinations of features. This ensures that homebuyers in each region receive the lowest possible energy cost.
Since building codes vary from state to state for modular homes, you will need to talk to a modular dealer in your area to see what energy standards their homes will have.
When considering energy efficiency features for your home you must keep in mind several things:
A good insulating system would include a combination of products and construction methods You can usually reduce your heating and cooling needs by up to 30% by investing just a few hundred dollars.