Rebates for efficient manufactured homes
If you buy an Energy Star-rated manufactured or “mobile” home, you may be eligible for a $1,500 rebate. The North Carolina State Energy Office says that the rebate covers homes completed before Dec. 21, 2011.
The Energy Office says that you should make sure it’s an “NC Plus Program” home to be eligible. “With the NC Plus Program,” the office says, “you get a more comfortable home that is better for the environment, is likely to have higher resale value, that offers better protection against increases in energy costs, and your total monthly costs will be lower” than most manufactured homes without the Energy Star designation. These homes have more insulation, tight construction and tight ducts, advanced windows, are constructed by a certified home builder and inspected by an independent energy expert, contain energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs and right-sized cooling equipment.
For more information call (919) 733-1901 or visit www.ncplusprogram.org.