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Easy Ways To Keep Your Mobile Home Cool in the Summer

Unless we’re on a beach drinking from a coconut while lounging under a thatched-roof hut, no one wants the scorching summer heat, especially if we’re stuck in our house.

You might think that AC is the only thing that can help you survive the heat, but the truth is doing some simple hacks can keep your mobile home cool in the summer.

Check them out below.

How To Cool a Mobile Home in the Summer

Close Your Doors

If you spend most of your time in one room, try this simple trick: close the doors to unused rooms like bathrooms and bedrooms. This simple effort can keep the cooler air concentrated in a single area, the temperature down, and your energy bills in check!

Also, install door sweeps for exterior doors to seal the gap between their bottom and the threshold. Not only do they prevent dust, water, and insects from entering your home, but they also prevent air leaks that force your HVAC system to work more than necessary.

Use Fans Wisely

Strategic placement of fans can create cross ventilation (or, in layman’s terms, breezes), keeping your home cool without resorting to the more energy-intensive AC units.

A good rule of thumb is to place a fan in the coolest part of your home or near a shaded window and angle it towards the area you want to keep cool. You may need to do some trial and error before you can come up with the most efficient “fan network” in your home.

And to create a cooler breeze, you can place a bowl of ice in front of your fan.

Reduce Humidity With Simple Hacks

Summer’s sweltering heat is made even more oppressive by high humidity, making the air feel thick and heavy.

To reduce the humidity in your home, we recommend the following:

  • Open your windows (in most cases, the humidity outside is lower than your home’s).
  • Use bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans.
  • Do laundry less frequently.
  • Turn on your ceiling fan. While it doesn’t actually remove moisture in the air, the increased airflow helps with evaporation.
  • Consider using natural methods such as baking soda and rock salt to reduce humidity in smaller areas like cabinets.
  • Use a dehumidifier for larger rooms with high humidity. Portable versions are available if you don’t want to spend money on a whole-house dehumidifier system.

Use Your Outdoor Grill

Did you know that indoor cooking, especially with an oven, can heat up your home by up to 5 degrees? So beat the heat by firing up your outdoor grill more often during the summer peak!

If you can’t resist using your oven, wait until the outside temperature cools down or turn on your kitchen exhaust fan to vent out the heat. You may also opt to use a slow cooker instead of a stove to minimize heat generation in your kitchen.

Invest in Thermal Curtains

Thermal curtains, made from thick, tightly woven fabric, are a game-changer for keeping your mobile home cool in summer by reducing heat transfer through windows by up to 25%. For the best results, use them in rooms that get the most sunlight.

But that’s not all – blackout curtains, blinds, and shades offer additional benefits. By blocking harsh sunlight, they also:

  • prevent premature aging of your carpet, furniture, and wood floor
  • protect your home’s interior from fading and discoloration
  • keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long

Open Windows at Night

Take advantage of nature’s temperature fluctuations to keep your home cool.

When the sun sets and the temperature drops, open your windows to let in the crisp, cool air. Then, as the sun rises and the air begins to warm up, close your windows and draw your curtains and blinds to trap the cool air inside and keep the heat out.

Weather-Proof Your Windows

Protect your home from the elements and reduce energy costs with these simple window weather-proofing solutions:

  • Apply window film to reduce heat transfer and block UV rays.
  • Re-caulk the sides to seal gaps and prevent air leaks.
  • Apply foam tape for an extra layer of insulation.
  • Hang insulated curtains or blinds to keep warmth in and cold out.

Create a Network of Shade

How to keep mobile home cool in summer? Harness the power of nature!

Putting a climbing plant trellis on your wall, planting shrubs and small trees around your home, and installing awnings on your south-facing windows can block as much as 65% of the summer heat.

Trust us, your air conditioner (and your energy bill) will thank you! Plus, these solutions will add beauty and charm to your outdoor space – it’s a win-win!

Replace Incandescent Lights With LED Bulbs

LED bulbs shine bright with numerous benefits! Unlike incandescent lights, they produce minimal heat, reducing cooling costs and fire risks, and use a whopping 90% less energy. They can also last significantly longer and offer an eco-friendly alternative, free from toxic chemicals like mercury.

Mobil Country Club: A Serene Senior Living Haven

Tucked away in Sacramento’s picturesque Gold River neighborhood, Mobil Country Club is a 55-or-better senior mobile home community that offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Our 479-spaced gated community provides a peaceful oasis along Sunrise Blvd. and Route 50, with easy shopping, restaurants, and public transportation access. Residents here lead an active lifestyle, participating in friendly games of shuffleboard, bocce ball, and horseshoes or simply enjoying weekend barbecues and picnics.

We offer meticulously maintained amenities for a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle, such as:

  • A vibrant recreation hall for social events, card games, and other activities
  • A community spa and sparkling pool with a solar shade structure
  • On-site RV and boat storage
  • Clubhouse with fully outfitted kitchen
  • Dog park
  • BBQ and picnic Area

With spacious lot sizes for double and triple-wide mobile homes, Mobil Country Club boasts a professional and friendly staff alongside a warm community of residents. Our team ensures a comfortable and enjoyable living experience so you can focus on what matters most.


This park is 55 yrs + a very active park with many resources. The manager is one of the best in the area. She stays on top of the maintenance of the facilities. There are many events in the club house that are happily attended. The residence are younger and very active.

Shirley Kistler


Come discover why Mobil Country Club is the perfect place to spend your golden years! Contact us today or call 916-635-6166 to learn more and schedule a visit. We can’t wait to welcome you to our vibrant community!

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