Living in a mobile home community offers many benefits, including affordable homeownership and excellent amenities like pools and recreational centers, which are perfect during summer. To learn more about this “lifestyle,” check out Country Squire Estates, a senior-friendly park that’s conveniently located in Sacramento, California.
While it’s nice to take a dip in the community pool during the scorching summer heat, you also need to keep your mobile home cool. Fortunately, doing so does not entail expensive home renovation or buying more AC units. With just a little bit of ingenuity that promotes cross-ventilation and prevents heat buildup, you can create a comfortable home environment without breaking the bank.
Tips to keep your mobile home cool in summer
Continue reading below to learn more about how to keep your mobile home cool in summer without running up your utility bills.
Use thick and heavy curtains
Go for thicker, heavier curtains to block out the sun. However, opt for lighter fabrics because they reflect sunlight better than those with darker colors, which tend to absorb heat.
For additional insulating effects, why not install heat-reducing window film that is not just cheap but also easy to apply (this is just a simple DIY project)? According to some studies, these special films can reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat coming through the windows.
Another thing to remember: During the summer months, keep your blinds, curtains and windows closed when the sun is shining, only opening them in the evening and at night.
Replace your AC’s air filter
Because you’re going to use your AC more frequently during summer, make sure that you replace its dirty filters with new ones. But if you’re using a reusable one, clean it with warm water and mild soap and then rinse it thoroughly under running water.
With a clean filter, you can make your AC more energy efficient and even extend its lifespan.
Use indoor fans to promote cross ventilation
Open the windows in which the direction the breeze is flowing and position a fan (facing the room) as close as possible to it. Next, open the windows or doors to create a current of air across the room.
Take note that you can only reap the benefits of cross ventilation if the outdoor air is cooler than your home’s and there is no significant air pollution outside. If not, you should close the windows and turn on your AC and ceiling fan.
Your AC doesn’t have to be on full blast when you’re using a fan simultaneously since it also creates a cooling effect and spreads the cooler air across the room.
Plan your cooking
During the scorching summer heat, cooking can further aggravate the already intolerable temperature. For this reason, you may want to consider outdoor grilling and opt for microwavable foods.
These are other hacks to prevent your kitchen from heating up your entire mobile home:
- Use fans or ventilation to eliminate heat and humidity.
- Use an induction store.
- Avoid using the oven as much as possible. But if you can’t avoid it, at least opt for dishes that require “low and slow” baking.
You don’t have to turn your AC on full blast and run up your utility bill just to create a comfortable environment during summer. With the simple hacks mentioned below, it’s possible to keep your mobile home cool at all times.
Now that you know the simple hacks on how to keep a mobile home cool in summer, why not visit this quaint, senior-friendly manufactured home called Country Squire Estates?
This 175-space mobile and manufactured mobile home community is located in Sacramento, California, near Citrus Height, I-80 and Roseville’s restaurants and major retailers. It also features stunning amenities and facilities such as:
- Local food delivery every Monday
- Community meadow for outdoor relaxation and gatherings
- Garden area
- Enclosed Dog Park
- On-site laundry area
- BBQ patio
- Horseshoe pits
- Park-owned fruit trees for residents to enjoy
- RV storage