If you are in the process of purchasing a manufactured home, one detail you might wonder about is appliances. From cooking meals to washing clothes, you want to ensure you have all the major appliances you need to make your new manufactured or modular home function and feel like a true home.
Here, we discuss the different appliance options manufactured homes offer, as well as the benefits of energy efficient options. This guide will help you make an informed decision about purchasing appliances for your manufactured home.
Do Manufactured Homes Come with Appliances?
The way manufactured homes are built, each comes with the same essential features a regular site-built home would, and you have a lot of options. You have the option of the following appliances:
- Garbage disposal
- Stove and oven
Since your manufactured home is new, your appliances will be, too. Each will come with a manufacturer’s warranty and owner’s manual. Keep this documentation in a safe place for reference or in case you decide to sell your home.
Can You Bring Appliances to a Manufactured Home?
If you have appliances from your previous home that you like, you may choose to move them. However, it is important to note the size of your own appliances to ensure they will fit in your new home. Manufactured homes can range from one up to five bedrooms and are built to be efficient in space. Luxury home models have a certain upscale styling that you’ll want your appliances to replicate.
Deciding Between Gas and Electric Appliances
You may have a preference for gas-powered appliances over electric ones. Many homeowners enjoy cooking on a gas stove, for instance. First, before you choose gas or electric appliances, your manufactured home dealer should help you select a home site with utility hook-ups that are compatible with your appliances.
Gas sources for a manufactured home include natural gas or propane. One concern with gas stoves, however, is safety. Before move-in, you should ensure that any outside gas cylinder is turned off. Only a qualified service person, such as a certified electrician or plumber, should connect your manufactured home to a gas or electrical source or change energy sources. Either way, notify the local utility company of your move-in date ahead of time. You can find your local utility provider using this list from the Florida Public Service Commission.
Benefits of Energy Efficient Appliances
Home appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, and refrigerators make up a good portion of your home’s electric bill. ENERGY STARⓇ-rated appliances can save you money, reduce your carbon footprint, and increase your manufactured home’s resale value. Look for appliances that carry the ENERGY STARⓇ logo. The ENERGY STARⓇ website can help you estimate how much energy you can expect to save.
Customize Your Manufactured Home Appliances with Jacobsen Home
Jacobsen Homes offers an array of appliance packages for your manufactured home. For smaller kitchens you will find options like space-saving microwaves and 18-cubic-foot refrigerators. Families who need more space might opt for a large tub dishwasher and refrigerator up to 25 cubic feet. Choose from black or white surfaces or stylish stainless steel. As a green builder, Jacobsen Homes provides many energy efficient options, as well.