Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southern Oregon
    Posts
    3

    My mobile is a 1970 and has a older heater

    Hi,
    I am new here and to owning a mobilehome. My mobile is a 1970 and has a older heater in the hall way. It is a Colman Evcon model EB15B and there is vents that go into each room. I used it only briefly for a 1/2hr here and there when we first moved in a few months back and the electric bill scared me! Sooo I need to go to some other source of heat. Can't have a woodstove here or I would do that. My question is: it is better as far as monthly bills are concerned to go with a heat pump, a replacement furnace in the same spot that my Evcon is sitting or if anyone else has any suggestions of something else that would be great too.
    I could go with gas but the mobile does not have gas lines. I did think about going with the ProCom ventless gas heater, (they look nice) but a person would have to come out and run a gas line as this mobilehome is only set up for electric.
    I am just so new to all this and used wood for my only source of heat for 20 years so I really don't know what direction to take as cost of electric is so high for heat. My mobilehome is small and I am working on getting it better insulated.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks a bunch

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lancaster PA
    Posts
    67,913
    Made this its own thread. You are not allowed to post in other peoples threads in teh AOP forums. Please read our site rules, thank you.
    Contractor locator map

    How-to-apply-for-Professional

    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Northern Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,005
    A 1970's vintage mobile home (especially depending on where it was built and for where) is going to be an energy hog. Your electric furnace is the most expensive way to heat it ...... which you've already realized.

    Depending on where you live (helps answering questions when your location is in your profile) a gas furnace or heat pump or a combination of the both would be my suggestion. Going to cost ...... but over a short amount of time I'm thinking whatever you do will pay for itself in not too long.

    Make sure you make a plan though. If you're going to upgrade the insulation and windows etc. seriously think about doing that either at the same time or first. If you install the heat first and then insulate you're going to save money but more than likely be uncomfortable doing it because the heating system will be oversized.
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southern Oregon
    Posts
    3
    Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. I read the rules. So thankful to be able to be here.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southern Oregon
    Posts
    3
    Thank you firecontrol for your input. I live in Oregon. Yes it is an energy hog! I think a heat pump might be the way to go. I have been insulating a little at a time and sealing any air leak areas as well, going through each room with that Great Stuff foam in a can. I think energy assistance is going to come and look to see what it would take to weatherize for us, but I have been trying to get a jump on that. A heat pump is probably the way we will go. Thanks again and so sorry I posted in the wrong area.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event