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5 Mobile Home Cooling Hacks

When you have a mobile home, you may think your only option to cool off is a few box fans strategically placed around the property–especially if you live in an HOA that doesn’t allow the installation of a central AC outdoor unit. The good news is, this isn’t the case! There are cooling options out there for you, you just need to know who to talk to!

For you, it’s the team here at Dalton. We provide professional and reliable mobile home cooling services in Cedar Rapids and beyond. The installation of one of these systems will increase your home comfort, improve your indoor air quality, and, if you’re currently relying on fans or a window AC unit, can even lower your utility bills.

We’ll talk about this and more below, as we discuss some ideas of how to stay cool this summer in your mobile home.

Upgrade the Insulation

When folks hear the word “insulation” they often think of staying warm in the wintertime. While this is an important feature of insulation, its true purpose is to prevent heat transfer, whether it’s in or out. This means that insulation is just as important to keeping heat out during the warmer months as it is to keeping the heat in during the winter.

But you might not have the right insulation or the right amount of it, and this can severely impact both your comfort and your AC efficiency. Speak to our team to see what can be done!

Add Some Shade

Are any of your windows south-facing? These are the areas of your home that are going to get the most direct sunlight in the hottest part of the day. But never fear! We actually have a couple of hacks inside this one…

First, you can plant trees outside these windows, and have awnings installed in order to block some of the heat. Additionally, it’s a good idea to have blinds and blackout shades as window treatments on the inside and keep them closed until the sun starts dipping behind you a bit.

Keep Your Home Dry

Moisture, a.k.a humidity, can wreak havoc on a mobile home, leading to mold growth and subsequent problems. Humidity also makes you feel warmer. So, it’s important to dehumidify your home during the summer months. This will help you achieve true comfort with your air conditioner or even your fans.

Have a Mobile Home Cooling System Professionally Installed!

Reach out to our team to learn about the mobile home cooling systems we install! These units are specifically designed for homes just like yours, and we look forward to getting you matched up with exactly the right system.

Utilize Fans for Better Air Circulation

So, fans aren’t all bad! Sure, they can’t lower the temperature of a room on their own. They can, however, help better circulate the cooled air coming from your air conditioner, helping you feel cooler and therefore turn the thermostat up to use less energy. You’ll feel more comfortable, and this will help you save money.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online for professional mobile home cooling in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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