2 Ways To Make Your House More Energy Efficient

If you have a mobile home, you want to do everything you can to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible. There are several things that you can do that will help you. 

Insulate Under Your Mobile Home

One of the things that you need to do is to make sure that you have insulated under the floor of your mobile home. That will keep the temperature stable in your house, which means that you won't have to run your air conditioner or furnace as often. It's pretty easy for you to add some insulation to the bottom of your mobile home. There are several ways that you can do this. One is that you can get some foam insulation board. You can cut it so that it will fit in between the floor joists. What you want to do is to create stacks of the foam board that will completely fill the space from the bottom of the floor to the end of the joist under the trailer. Once you have all that space filled, you want to get a full size piece of insulation and then secure it to the joists, holding everything together. Another thing you can do, especially during the winter, is to block off as many of the breezes as you can. You can do that with some tarp and some bales of straw. Stack them along the bottom of your trailer, and then layer tarps over them so that they don't get too wet or damaged. 

Check Your Caulking

You should have caulking around your windows, doors, and any other openings in the structure of your mobile home, including pipes and exhaust fans. The caulk does a lot of things. For one thing, it makes sure that the water stays on the outside of your mobile home instead of coming in and doing damage. Another thing it can do is to help make sure that the temperature of your mobile home stays where you want it to be. If you are concerned about the seal being tight, it should be relatively easy for you to go through with a caulk gun and make sure that there are no gaps around any opening. 

If you want to make your mobile home more energy efficient, there are plenty of things that you can do. They don't have to be big or dramatic things for you to get the results you are looking for. Contact a company that specializes in mobile home supplies for more ideas.