Here in Florida, more than 10 percent of homeowners buy manufactured homes. These residences serve a real need for affordable housing but there is a need for these homes to be more energy efficient.
Since they typically come with an electric furnace, WFEC has a program to help manufactured home buyers, as well as those who already own a manufactured home, upgrade to a high-efficiency heat pump. This will help lower electric use during cold months and save participants an average of $550 per year on heating costs!
For those of us who watch every penny, $550 per year over many years really add up. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, we want what's best for our members. That includes helping them reduce their power bills, when possible. There are lots of fun ways to spend $550, too! You could plan a family vacation, decorate your home, or treat your kids to something fun like a trampoline or the newest electronic gadget.
Working with manufactured home dealers in our area, WFEC will cover the difference to upgrade from an electric furnace to a high-efficiency heat pump in any new manufactured home purchased by our members, at no cost to the buyer. The upgrade cost is paid directly to the home dealer at the point of sale. This upgrade helps lower the purchaser's electric bill for years to come - without adding anything to the mortgage.
We're also helping homeowners in our service area who are already in manufactured homes, too. Those members can get a rebate of up to $400 per ton when they replace an electric furnace with a high-efficiency heat pump. Plus, it will provide comfort and savings for years to come.
You can find out more on our website (www.westflorida.coop) or by calling (800) 342-7400 today. This program is one more way we're striving to add value for our members. Together, let's power savings!