Ways of Warming a Mobile Home

Ways of Warming a Mobile Home

There are many different methods of warming a mobile home. What works for one family will not necessarily work for another. It is important that you know your options and that you understand the benefits and risks that are involved with each option.

Central Heat

Even though a trailer house is technically a mobile home, you can still have central heat and air installed in it. Some of them even come with this option as a factory standard. If this option is not factory standard, you can still have it added on as an upgrade, which may cost a little extra, but it is worth the added price tag.

Ventless Fireplace

Ventless fire places are another method of heating a mobile home. While it is not the best option available, it works in a pinch. You will not want to have one of these units installed in your every day home, but it is perfect for a travel trailer or mobile home that you do not use on a regular basis.

This type of heat source does require more maintenance and should be checked for safety between uses. This is because a malfunctioning ventless fireplace can release carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and many other chemicals into the air, which is not safe to breathe in.

To test your unit, you must light it and hold a carbon monoxide detector near it to ensure that it is not releasing harmful gas into your living space.

It is also necessary to ensure that the area is well ventilated and that the unit is certified for the size of the space you are trying to heat.  If your heater is certified for a larger area, you may risk carbon monoxide poisoning by using it.

Space Heaters

There are many styles of space heaters that are safe to use indoors. The most common, and the safest space heater that can be found on the market are the oil filled radiator heaters. If used properly, they do not become hot to the touch and they work for an extended period of time.

While these heaters are typically used in basements to prevent pipes from freezing. These space heaters have so much more potential than just heating your basement, they are perfect for heating your mobile home as well.

Determining the Right Method of Heating for You

In order to determine what option is right for you, it is necessary to evaluate your own personal situation. Everyone’s situation is different and while one person may benefit from a single method of heating, other people may benefit from another form of heat source for their mobile home.

It is important to ensure that you are comfortable with the positives and negatives of your choice before you lock into making a decision. With proper research, you can determine what the best source of heat for you and your family is in your mobile home. Do not feel pressured into making a decision based solely on user comments because everyone is partial to a certain type of heat source.

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