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You may be wondering what the best heater for mobile home would be?
Let’s discuss popular heating systems for mobile homes.
The most popular mobile home heating sources are furnaces and heat pumps although wood stoves, fireplaces, and space heaters are also common to find. Majority of mobile homes use a forced-air heating system. This just means that the air is driven through the ducts with a motorized blower. The hot air is pushed out of the furnace and into the ductwork to then come through the vents in each room, this cycle repeats until it matches the temperature set on the thermostat. The warmed air in the home is then sucked back into the furnace via a return duct and the cycle repeats. While the blowers are always powered by electricity, the heat itself can be fabricated from different sources. Natural gas and electric furnaces are the most common but oil-burning furnaces are still around.
Another heating source used in mobile homes is an electric furnace. With a furnace for mobile home heating, however, you must ensure that you choose one that fits your specific home.
Trane shares the following list of variables that must be considered to calculate the right heating and cooling systems:
Factors In Mobile Home Furnace Sizing
- Square Footage
- Climate Zone
- Ductwork Size
- Number and style of windows
- Natural shade or sunlight
- Quality and amount of insulation
- Number of people using the space
- Heat-generating appliances
Heat pumps can be added to an existing mobile home furnace. However, the components must be properly sized for efficiency. It is easier to buy and install your mobile home furnace and AC all at one time rather than over several years. That includes ductwork. Mobile home heat pumps (and heat pumps in general) are more expensive because they produce both cool and warm air. However, heat pumps might be the best option for you if you are in Northern California.
There are also options within heat pump units:
Packaged heat pumps contain all the heating and cooling elements in one large outside unit. Packaged units are easier to install than split systems but the more rooms and space your home has, the more energy and cost efficient a split system becomes.
Split unit heat pumps are another option as well. A split system has the heat pump sitting outside of the home while the furnace, evaporator coils, and air handler are inside.
Will Trane products work for my home?
At Alpha Mechanical our goal is to leave you with lasting appliances, peace of mind and comfort in your homes.We never seek to upsell unnecessary equipment or rip off our customers financially when it comes to their HVAC units. Our technicians can break down what’s needed for your heating or air systems to run properly again, the cost of the repair and equipment and what would be most efficient for your mobile home. Our equipment is top of the line and all of our technicians are NATE certified. We even offer coupons and financing through partnered banks.
If you are looking to extend the life of your unit, please take a look at the heating and cooling tune up checklist, and when ready call us to schedule a visit.
At Alpha Mechanical we strive to not only inform our customers before completing the job but keep communication open with our clients so that you’re in the know of the work that needs to be done. Our company does not want to leave you shocked or in despair with a price you did not expect. We ensure that you will have quality service as it is our highest priority.
Whether you choose a mobile home electric furnace and air conditioner or a mini-split system, any new mobile home heating system must be approved for your manufactured home. You cannot use a unit designed for a site-built home because not only will it not fit, it will not function in the way it was designed to.
With the new technologies and EnergyStar guidelines, we have some really amazing mobile home heating systems and air conditioning options on the market. Typically all HVAC systems are an up-front investment but with the high-efficiency rating, you can recoup your investment in a few short years. If you are in a position where you are looking for air conditioner installation in Sacramento, look no further than Alpha Mechanical.
Contact us 916.848.5980 and we will get your AC system working great again.
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