California has been seeing quite a bit of cold weather lately, even the sunny southern side of it. You may have noticed your heating costs going through the roof, just like the heat itself does if you have not modified your mobile home to insulate it well.
Here are a few tips you can follow that will better equip your mobile home for these surprising cold California winters.
1. Add Insulation. Insulation is the stuffing in the walls of homes of every kind that keep the interior temperatures stable. Without it, you’ll experience a wide range of extreme temperatures day after day. You can replace the quality and/or cost by looking into various types of insulation, including fiberglass and foam.
2. Upgrade Your Windows. If your windows are older, they are most likely thin and less insulating than they can be. If you replace your windows, that can really help you naturally moderate the temperature within your mobile home. If you’re on a tight budget, consider making it a home DIY project, and replace one window at a time as time and money allows. Look into new storm windows that help heat mobile homes in the winter and cool them in the summer.
3. Schedule An HVAC Inspection. Making sure that your HVAC system is working properly is a good way to reduce heating costs. If your AC is leaking or your heater is broken, you will spend extra money on a system that is not even performing correctly. Proper maintenance of these systems is required if you want proper heating and cooling in your home. Look into HVAC service companies that offer maintenance plans that will keep these service costs down.
Sure, these tips cost money, but they can save you so much more money (not to mention, the hassle) later on down the road. Make these investments to save on all of your future heating AND cooling bills.