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Ways to keep your mobile home warm (and save money) this winter

Install radiator under the window, mobile home during winter

Ways to keep your mobile home warm (and save money) this winter

Did you know that space heating and water heating account for around 44% of your mobile home’s energy consumption? For this reason, the key to reducing your electricity bills is to minimize your reliance on these two energy-intensive systems without sacrificing your comfort, especially in the middle of a bleak winter. 

But you may ask yourself this question: “Is it doable?”  

The resounding answer is YES. With careful planning and more conscious use of electricity, there are ways to keep your mobile home warm this winter without having your heating system on full blast. 

 

Insulate your roof and attic. 

A properly insulated roof and attic can significantly slash your energy bills since 25%-30% of heat is lost through a poorly insulated roof. 

For DIY attic insulation projects, you can use two materials: loose fill or batt, which you can add over existing insulation. Loose fill is ideal for attics with lots of obstructions and irregular joist spacing, while batt is excellent for attics with few penetrations to work around and sufficient clearance during installation. 

 

Turn your thermostat down by 1 degrees celsius. 

In the past, experts suggested that the ideal indoor temperature was 69.8 Fahrenheit, but recently they changed it to 64.4 Fahrenheit. Turning down your dial a bit is enough (without sacrificing comfort) to reduce your heating cost by 10%-20%.

 

Consider using radiator panels. 

They work by reflecting the heat back into the room and reducing heat loss through the external wall. Another good news is that they are relatively cheap and easy to install. 

 

Fix drafty windows and doors. 

Drafty windows and doors force your heating system to work on full blast, which means higher energy costs. For this reason, the best way to save money while enjoying a comfortable indoor environment is to weatherstrip your doors and windows and recaulk their frames. 

Install a door snake (also called draft stoppers) in front of the bottom of the door where the draft seeps in and out. Another option is to use sticky foam tape around your external doors, especially those without a snug fit.

And for windows, the use of weatherstripping is an inexpensive and easy DIY project that can improve the energy efficiency of your mobile home. And to take things to the next level, consider adding interior window film that you can put in place using a hairdryer.

Using curtains judiciously is another way to save on heating costs. During the day, let the sunlight in to make use of this free heat, and when it gets dark, draw the curtains that can act as another layer of insulation. 

 

Install central heating with a timer. 

If you’re using central heating to warm your mobile home, make sure that you install a timer to automate it. The idea here is to program your heating system to work at specific times–for instance, once in the morning and in the evening–to slash your energy consumption without sacrificing comfort. 

 

Install your radiator beneath your window. 

If you use a radiator to warm your mobile home, make sure that you install it right beneath the window, which is the coldest part of your house. However, keep it away from curtains, furniture, debris, or anything that poses a fire hazard. 

 

Protect your wall from dampness.

You may not be aware of it, but a damp wall is terrible at retaining heat. To fix this, apply a protective wall coating that not only makes your mobile home more energy efficient but also protects it from water damage and rot. 

 

Consider planting shrubs around your mobile home. 

Planting shrubs around your house can break the wind and protect it from the elements. 

 

Consider using thick rugs during winter. 

Thick rugs (ideally those made of wooly fabrics) will not just keep your feet warm but also prevent cold from passing up through your floor.

Final Word 

Now that you know that keeping a mobile home comfy and warm during winter doesn’t entail expensive projects, you may want to check out Country Squire Estates, a quaint manufactured home community in Sacramento, California. 

While this lovely mobile & manufactured home community is located near Citrus Heights and Roseville, it still offers a small town charm thanks to its friendly residents and unique location–it’s tucked into a forested enclave and surrounded by Cripple Creeks and Arcade. 

 

The Country Squire Mobile Home Park is a manufactured home community that is located near Citrus Heights, a city that is becoming a gastronomical hot spot. Living in Country Squire Mobile Home Park is an amazing experience, especially for a hardcore foodie. This manufactured home community in Sacramento, California is located near Citrus Heights, a city that is gradually emerging as a gastronomical hot spot. 

 

With an overwhelming number of food hubs, you might find it daunting to choose your next food trip, so we have decided to round up the top four Citrus Heights restaurants you should try. These food destinations are not just known for their scrumptious meal and hearty servings, but also for their reasonable prices. 

1. Texas Roadhouse

This town’s favorite serves all-American cuisine that leans more toward the Southwestern flavor. With their fall-off-the-bone ribs and juicy steaks that come with freshly made side dishes, they have become the go-to restaurant for anyone who needs to satiate his carnivorous cravings. 

 

Despite their hearty portions, the meals are reasonably priced, especially during their weekly special when steak is only $13.99.

 

Being the town’s favorite has its downside: The restaurant is often packed at dinner time, which makes it not the ideal place if you’re looking for something intimate. Nonetheless, even on a busy night, the wait isn’t that long, thanks to its friendly, attentive staff. 

 

If you’re into hearty, sinful meals and lively ambiance, the Texas Roadhouse should be your next food destination with its Texas-themed decor, impromptu singing, line dancers, and jukebox. 

 

Address: 6309 Sunrise Boulevard, Citrus Heights  Contact number: +1 916-726-7623

2. El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

This family-owned authentic Mexican restaurant has been serving their patrons for more than 32 years with their made-from-scratch meals (literally no cans in their kitchen). While their menu has a long list of hearty, mouth-watering meals, they are most known for their carne asada, which is beef marinated and grilled, often served in thin strips either as a main course or a filling in burritos and tacos. 

 

Other signature dishes you may want to try: fajita and molcajete. But if you really want to splurge a little bit, we suggest that you visit them for a Sunday Brunch (9 am – 2 pm) and enjoy their buffet of chile verde, cheese enchiladas, beans, rice, horchata and mimosa, Mexican bread, and other pastries, chile colorado, taco bar, to name a few. 

 

Surprisingly, this well-loved Mexican food haven also caters to people with special diets with vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free meals. 

 

But as with any popular food destination, the waiting line is a bit long especially during their Sunday Brunch, so we suggest that you arrive early. 

 

Address: 5637 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights

Contact: +1 916-967-2900

3. Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

Another popular Mexican food destination, Felipe’s is a family-owned business that has been serving its Citrus Heights patrons since 1983. Due to their success, the owners decided to open a second location in Folsom in February 2007.

 

For decades, the food restaurant has been well-loved by customers who want to taste authentic Mexican cuisine that is a bargain for the cost. They also have take-out and cater to parties, weddings, and conferences. 

 

Felipe’s is most famous for their combinaciones de la casa, which roughly translates to combinations of the house. They include refried beans, Spanish rice, special salsa, hot tortilla, homemade chips, and chiminga, which are beef chunks wrapped in an oversized flour tortilla deep-fried until golden brown and drizzled with sour cream, melted cheese, and guacamole. 

 

Even though the restaurant is tucked away in a shopping mall strip, it is often packed with people, and so the waiting might be a bit long unless you arrive early. 

 

Address: 959 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights

Contact: +1 916-722-5400

4. Sammy's Restaurant and Bar

Sammy’s is inside a casino building (Stone Creek Gambling Hall), making it a convenient food haven for gamblers. Nevertheless, their lamb ribs, duck tacos, Baba Ghanoosh with pita wedges, and New York-style pizzas are well-received even by non-gamblers who just want to satisfy their cravings. 

 

Compared to the previously mentioned restaurants, Sammy’s a little bit more pricey but still “reasonable,” especially their “small plates” which start at $3.  

 

Address: 6510 Antelope Rd, Citrus Heights

Contact: (Not Available)

Aside from the aforementioned food destinations, the Country Squire Mobile Home Park is also near Roseville’s malls, boutique shops, and theatres. But surprisingly, the mobile and manufactured home community has a small town “feel” as it is tucked away in a forested enclave of Arcade and Cripple Creeks. 


To know more about this hidden gem, visit them near our mobile home community.

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