Mobile Home Furnaces
Due to the way in which manufactured/mobile homes are built and assembled once they reach their site, their furnaces and air conditioning systems are somewhat different from site-built houses. Therefore, when you make the decision to replace or purchase first heating or cooling units for a mobile home, it is important that you choose the right type for the size and type of your manufactured home.
It is important to get the right size furnace or air conditioning device for your manufactured home’s size because it needs to match the tight corners, small air ducts, and other elements that are common in mobile homes but that typical heating and cooling units and fans may not be designed to handle.
When it comes to brands for air conditioners and furnaces for manufactured homes, you’ll be able to count on all of the most known and respected brands, just as you would for these same devices for site built homes. For example, Nordyne, Coleman, HOME, and Miller all have their own units designed specifically for mobile homes.
As you shop around for mobile home furnaces or air conditioners, remember that there are different rating systems used for those made for manufactured homes than there are for site-built homes. Traditional furnace and air conditioner rating standards don’t apply to mobile homes. This is because the installation, venting, and ducting are all different for mobile homes than they are in site-built homes. In a manufactured home, the entire ducting system is much smaller. Furthermore, the venting systems used in mobile homes are called sealed combustion, and they are not compatible with standard home air conditioners and furnaces. In fact, by trying to combine the two, a very dangerous outcome can result.
That being said, just because you’re choosing mobile home furnaces or air conditioners, it doesn’t mean that you cannot benefit from the same energy efficiency and air quality features that you’d see in those made for site-built homes. Remember that while energy efficient devices may cost slightly more, the savings they generate pays for the difference in a short period of time and throughout the life of the unit, you will actually spend far less money than you would with one that uses more energy to run. Of course, to get the most out of the energy use of your unit, make sure that it suits the climate of your area.
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