Here are some cheap ways to lower your light bills in a mobile home.
Mobile homes sometimes have higher electric bills, especially during summer, than a regular home because of the metal roof. In fact, this can double your light bills! But there are a couple of tricks around this and they aren’t very expensive either. Coating the metal roof with a substance called Arctic White Cool Coat is the first step. This material rolls on just like paint, but forms an insulating barrier against the heat. Two coats are required and this can be found at any hardware store. Make sure the entire roof is evenly covered.
The second trick is indoor window tinting, also available at any hardware store. Make sure the entire surface to be covered is clean, then wet the surface to be covered and spread the film evenly with a squeegee, making sure that all the air bubbles are out. Window film that is mirrored on one side works best, just make sure that the mirror side faces outside.
Trick number three is to make sure that the weather stripping around the door is in good shape and has no gaps. Check the weather stripping around the windows as well. And double paned windows help cut down on air leaks as well. Putting skirting around your mobile home makes it more attractive, keeps most varmints out, and keeps the cold air from blowing up under the house as well.
Doing all of these steps actually cut down our electric bill from $450 a month in the summer to $220!
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