U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 08-20-2008, 11:52 AM
 
464 posts, read 1,601,220 times
Reputation: 213

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by cowhorse53 View Post
We leave the thermostat at 81 during the day when not at home, at night we kick it down to 76 or 77 and have a ceiling fan over the bed. IF we shut it off during the 90 degrees + days I think it could easily reach into the low to mid 90's in the home. In FL the awful part is really the humidity, so with the AC on even in the low 80's it is a big improvement. During the weekends when we are outside horsing around, we leave it at 80 degrees and head in frequently to cool off. Our home faces east and we have a 100 year large oak tree that keeps the morning sun off us and in the back yard 2 oaks that help in the same way. So only during the late AM and early afternoon does the sun beat down on our roof, which are standard shingles.
I can see that shade over a house is vitally important in florida . Is a metal roof better than a shingle one for reflecting the sun ? Is there reflective film one can put on the windows to help the situation ? Does it take a real long time to cool the MH from say 85 f. down to 76 f ? Can Seniors get a lower electric rate in Florida ? Thanks.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-20-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: O-Town
1,781 posts, read 6,536,807 times
Reputation: 494
I turn off my A/C when I go out of town and when I come home it is usually 90-92 in the house.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2008, 05:40 PM
 
464 posts, read 1,601,220 times
Reputation: 213
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alphaman View Post
I turn off my A/C when I go out of town and when I come home it is usually 90-92 in the house.
I think the reason for that is due to there being no attic space in a Mobile Home ; if there were an attic, then a power roof mounted attic fan could be installed to exhaust the superheated air in the attic . Do you have any window treatments to cut down on the sun light coming in ? What are typical ways to reflect the sunlight down in Florida ? Im sure there are some very effective measures. (???)
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: O-Town
1,781 posts, read 6,536,807 times
Reputation: 494
I see alot of homes with window tinting. I use thick curtains because tinting will make your house dark all year and the winter I like to open up and air out.

I`ve even seen foil used but to me that looks bad and I wouldn`t use it.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2008, 09:53 AM
 
34 posts, read 122,315 times
Reputation: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jammie View Post
Yea, but figure in what their heat bill is during the winter and I'll bet you come out much cheaper in the end.
Nah. They are on some sort of budget plan which saves them money. They actually live pretty decent I think :-)
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-21-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: South FL
5,449 posts, read 6,711,097 times
Reputation: 3461
My mobile home was built in 1977, no central air.

So it doesn't waste that much, my previous bills have been between 70-90$ monthly.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2008, 11:14 AM
 
464 posts, read 1,601,220 times
Reputation: 213
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rampage112187 View Post
My mobile home was built in 1977, no central air.

So it doesn't waste that much, my previous bills have been between 70-90$ monthly.

May I ask if you have a window a/c then ? If you have no a/c, how do you cope when your MH gets to 90 F. plus on the inside and humidity is running off you like a hose ??? Thanks.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2008, 02:47 PM
 
495 posts, read 2,165,153 times
Reputation: 377
I got a new 1000 sq ft mobile home.

I paid extra for an insulation upgrade package that gave me double the R factor in the ouside walls, cieling and floor. I also got a storm window package. I put screw in floresent bulbs in all the light fixtures.

I keep the AC at 76 to 78 degrees. Run the washer dryer, range, HWH a lot. Dont attempt to conserve much. Trailer is in full sun with no shade. Have light colored shingles and white vinyl siding.

Highest monthly electric bill so far this summer is $96 dollars
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2008, 06:20 AM
 
464 posts, read 1,601,220 times
Reputation: 213
Quote:
Originally Posted by wacahootaman View Post
I got a new 1000 sq ft mobile home.

I paid extra for an insulation upgrade package that gave me double the R factor in the ouside walls, cieling and floor. I also got a storm window package. I put screw in floresent bulbs in all the light fixtures.

I keep the AC at 76 to 78 degrees. Run the washer dryer, range, HWH a lot. Dont attempt to conserve much. Trailer is in full sun with no shade. Have light colored shingles and white vinyl siding.

Highest monthly electric bill so far this summer is $96 dollars
Wow...then insulation and tight fitting windows is an important factor for reducing electric bills. Ill bet the energy efficiency rating of your a/c is high too. Thanks for reporting.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 04:17 AM
 
1 posts, read 2,352 times
Reputation: 10
OH BOO HOO your bill was around 300 congrats. our bill is 1100 and we have no ****en clue why
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top