We all know that the summer in California can get brutally hot. Even Fall, Winter, and Spring can provide heat similar to the summer. So, understanding how to cool your mobile home down is important. Especially while keeping it affordable! There are many ways to cool down a mobile home. Some solutions will require a little creativity, and others will just require a cheque book and your signature. Whatever option you choose, make sure it’s perfect for yours and your family’s needs.
Imagine that you are having friends over for a day at the pool and spending all your time in the sun, only to come back to a warm mobile home. This doesn’t sound fun for anybody. Especially if you’re trying to keep your guests comfortable. If you are trying to avoid the heat of California, then here are some helpful tips to keep your mobile home cool in the summer.
- Window film – One of the cheapest and easiest methods is to use window film on all the windows in the mobile home. Window film will help block out 70% of heat, and up to 99% of UV rays. Some window film appears dark on the outside to either provide a cool aesthetic to the home, or even keep out nosy neighbors.
- Roof Coating – Coating your roof not only helps out your mobile home, but it also helps the environment and your neighbors by trapping the surrounding heat. Obviously, this method is going to be much more expensive than window film, but it could be an excellent long term solution to blocking out the heat.
- AC – by either purchasing an AC unit only if your mobile home isn’t equipped with one currently, or turning your AC on during the day will help keep the hot air out. This is the most convenient method by far, but over time running your AC can rack up your utility bill. Especially if it’s turned on day and night. Installing an AC unit can run you from $2500 – $15,000.
Whatever the size, budget, or climate of your mobile home is, there is always a solution for your cooling needs. Take a look at some of the low cost to high cost solutions and find the one that works best for you. Besides these three there are several other mobile homes cooling techniques and solutions which may benefit you even more. Speaking with your local management company is also wise to hear their thoughts and opinions.