How to Cool a Mobile Home With a Window Unit

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If you live in a mobile home you most likely do not have a central air conditioner unit. However, due to the size of most mobile homes, this is not necessary. You can comfortably cool down the temperature of your home with a window air conditioner unit. This unit is going to run constantly, so the mobile home should always be at a comfortable temperature, no matter what time of day it is.

Things You'll Need

  • Window air conditioner unit
  • Determine the size of your mobile home. This is going to help you select a proper air conditioner. If you live in a mobile home community you may want to ask the head office what the measurements are for your home.

  • Purchase and appropriate size air conditioner. On the side of the box it is going to state how many BTUs it produces. For a mobile home between 400 and 450 square feet you need one that produces 10,000 BTUs, 12,000 BTU for 450 to 550 square feet, 14,000 for 550 to 700 square feet, and 18,000 BTUs for 700 to 1000 square feet.

  • Find a window centrally located in your mobile home. This is going to help circulate the air better.

  • Open the window and rest the air conditioner on it. Make sure the lip around the conditioner is on the interior of the windowsill. Pull out the extenders of the air conditioner to fit the length of the window.

  • Close the window down so it fits securely into the groove on the top of the conditioner. This groove is made specifically for the insertion of the window. This helps support the AC and prevents it from falling.

  • Power on the AC and make sure all of the doors in the home are open (leave doors and windows leading to the exterior closed). Within a few hours the entire home should be at a comfortable temperature level.

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