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Stay warm in your mobile

I lived on Whidbey for ten years and would just like to share this great energy program that I used with your readers. It is an awesome opportunity to help save the environment and it cost nothing for most people that own manufactured homes.

In June of 2011 I had a home energy efficiency inspection done on my manufactured home. It was a free service for owners of mobile/manufactured homes as part of the government’s stimulus plan and Puget Sound Energy so I figured, “what the heck.” It took about two hours for the technician to replace the insulation under my home and to seal any cracks that he found in my heating ducts. When he was done I asked how much it would have cost if I had this done on my own and he responded, “around $500.”

I have since received my first couple of winter heating bills and my December heating bill alone was 30 percent less then it was in 2010 and that’s on top of the fact that the average temperature was 13 degrees colder in December 2011 then 2010.

I would certainly recommend that anybody who owns a mobile/manufactured and has an electric home heating system do the same. That was the best $500 I never spent.

If you’re interested, and again I strongly suggest that you should be, the company that is now doing this work is U-Cons LLC and can be reached at 1-800-828-8440. And best of all, it’s still a free service for mobile/manufactured home owners.

Bill Walker

Former islander


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