12 Tips to Ready Your Mobile Home For Winter

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  1. I nf your mobile home has been brick or block underpinned, you should have air vents, roughly every 15 or 20 feet. Make sure to close your vents when is the cold temperatures set in! Just like you would on a regular stick built home, these are often black plastic they just slide one way to open and slide in opposite direction all the way to close the vent. Some of the fancier vents open and close automatically when the temperature gets below certain point. But most are manually opened and closed by hand with the left to right sliding action. For some reason I Really enjoy opening and closing my vents. I honestly look forward to opening my air vents in the springtime and closing the vents in the fall when it starts turning cold at night. I think it’s because it’s something so simple yet can help so much! This will help several ways, it’ll save you money because you won’t have all that cold wind blowing under your house hitting your air ducts So your heating bil should improve and your pipes will be better equipped to handle those cold nights and will be less likely to freeze, though you still need to leave the water dripping on nights under 32°, Fahrenheit.

  2. It’s definitely worth investing in some custom interior storm windows if you have single pane windows. I’ve made them myself before using plexiglass and strips of weatherstripping foam with an adhesive back. You can also have someone local make you glass storm windows. Just make sure you have a good place to store them in the summer if you take them off to open the window for some fresh air. I insulate my single pane camper windows with Reflectix, and then either have a blanket or thermal insulated curtains or blinds. Put rugs or foam squares on the floor squares on the floor if you have a solid surface floor. Test your heating systems BEFORE you have to use them so you aren’t caught off guard on a cold winter day. Especially important in the winter to control your humidity so you don’t get mold or moisture build up. Keep air moving, put some moisture absorber containers and silica packets in closed off areas like closets and cabinets if you are having problems. Always have a back up heating source, especially if the power were to go out. Have emergency lighting, water, food, etc.