Keeping your mobile home cool in the summer can be a challenge. Especially in places like Clearwater where the summer can get truly scorching, keeping your home cool is difficult. The good news is that we’re here today to help give you some tips you can pull off yourself that will make your mobile home a whole heck of a lot cooler this summer.
Let’s jump right in!
Believe it or not – window curtains can make a big difference in cooling (or warming) your home. Consider investing in something called ‘blackout curtains’ which are tightly woven pieces of fabric that keeps rays from the sun out of your home and heating the interior. This way, you’ll be able to keep the warm are and the rays of the sun out, while keeping colder air in.
Fans and… ice?
Instead of blasting your air conditioner full bore all day, choose some specific times to set up your fans and a place a big bowl of ice in front of the fan, tilted towards the breeze. As the ice melts, it becomes cold water and the breeze from the fan will blow and continue to keep the air cool.
Make sure you put away your winter sheets
There are differences between bed sheets and putting away those winter sheets can make a big difference. Beds and sheets retain body heat, so when it gets too hot, the experience can be pretty miserable. Going with lighter sheets will prevent you from having to overuse your air conditioner in the evening and the savings from that can be significant.
Get to grilling if you have to! One of the best things you can do to beat the heat is simply avoid cooking inside. Ovens and stoves generate heat and as such – help raise the temperatures in your mobile home. Sure it can get a little warm outside, too – but nothing is better than cooking up a hot meal and heading into a cool, comfortable home.
Fan tricks part-2
So here’s a fun heat-hack…
Run your fan counter-clockwise in the summer. Sounds silly, but this will make a big difference in keeping your mobile home cool. Doing this will give you the wind-chill breeze effect where you feel much cooler and happier without having to turn on your air conditioner. This one’s as easy as pushing a button or using a switch!
Summer might seem miserable, but as they tips will show you – they don’t have to be! Stick to these tips and you’ll have a cooler, happier summer. Good luck!