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Energy Efficiency in a Clayton Built® Home

Woman sitting on a couch in a manufactured home living room with an ecobee thermostat on the wall.
From smart thermostats to insulation and more – The Clayton Built® team talks about all things energy efficient when it comes to our homes.

We know that for many people, incorporating sustainability and energy efficiency into everything they do is now more important than ever. This is why the Clayton Built® team has worked tirelessly to create homes that are both stylish and energy efficient.

The Clayton Built® team has created a seamless building process that focuses on things like sealed ductwork to keep your home comfortable and keep out dirt, allergens and pests. We go beyond simply making your home sustainable; we have crafted a specialized construction process to build our homes in a more sustainable way. Therefore, your home is more efficient right from the start.

After all, providing you with an affordable housing option shouldn’t be where your savings ends. We want to create homes with savings that go beyond when you first make your purchase, and that’s why the Clayton Built® team created the Energy Smart Home package. So, how can you get this incredible package and start making your Clayton Built® home even more energy efficient? Let’s break it down.

Heating and Cooling Systems

A manufactured home living room with an ecobee thermostat hanging on the wall.

According to*, the majority of your home’s energy usage is from heating and cooling. By adding a programmable or smart thermostat, such as the ecobee thermostat that is featured in all new Clayton Built® homes, you can regulate the temperature of your home more effectively throughout the day while also using less energy.

Heating water in your home is the second major energy user. That’s why new Clayton Built® homes have a Rheem® dual element water heater with thicker side walls and a higher insulation value. This helps conserve heat energy, so it requires less energy to heat the water and keep it hot while meeting all of your daily water needs.

Better Windows

A person cleaning a window in their manufactured home kitchen with white cabinets and stone style counter tops.

Clayton also now offers Low Emissive (or Low-E) Lux windows in all of our new homes. But what does this mean exactly? The “e” value is a value assigned to how efficient a household feature is. The lower the value, the more efficient your windows are.

According to, Low-E windows allow for less heat entering and leaving your home through your window and reduce the light's ability to wash out colors in your home. Low-E windows can also protect your indoor furniture from UV-induced fading.

Home Insulation

A manufactured home builder pumping insulation into the roof of a Clayton Built® home.

The R-value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-value in your home’s insulation, the better the thermal performance and the more comfortable your home will be.

That’s why the roof cavity of a Clayton Built® home is filled with R-33 insulation to create a well-insulated layer around the entire home. Another layer of R22 insulation is used in the subflooring, while R11 insulation is used in the walls to ensure optimal efficiency all around.

Now that we’ve highlighted these great energy efficient features, are you wondering what else makes up a Clayton Built® home? That’s why we created Clayton Unbuilt, a virtual tool that allows you to take apart a real Clayton Built® home, layer by layer, to see what’s really inside!

**ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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