Everybody loves the feeling of fresh air. Proper humidity control is vital in any living space. A big part of controlling humidity is proper ventilation. Due to limitations, people living in mobile homes may find achieving this more challenging. Use these tips to properly ventilate your mobile home and keep the air feeling crisp and fresh.
One of the easiest and most efficient ways of getting rid of stale air is natural ventilation. Opening windows, non-screen doors, and pre-installed vents allow wind and air pressure to circulate the air naturally.
However, natural ventilation may be less of an option depending on outside weather and temperatures based on the seasons. Fortunately, temperatures in Florida don’t usually drop too low, but as we get into the rainy season, it’s understandable you might want to keep your windows shut.
Exhaust-only ventilation is one of the best methods for mobile homes lacking traditional vents. Exhaust-only ventilation options are generally in areas that need them the most. A fan in the bathroom circulates and prevents humidity and condensation from building up too much, which could lead to mold growth or damage to the foundation. Other standard exhaust-only ventilation options work best in the kitchen, such as having a range hood to dispel any steam that gathers during cooking.
Balanced ventilation options often require more effort to install but provide the best source of airflow to your home. By utilizing multiple fans moving air in and out through dual ducts, balanced ventilation systems are ideal for ventilating your mobile home properly.
Due to their smaller size and lack of space, air and humidity buildup in mobile homes is easier than in other living areas. Trapped air feels stale and creates a sense of discomfort, which is why it’s crucial to maintain a regular air current in your living area.