The popularity of tiny homes is growing across the country.
- They are normally less than about 725 square feet and built to be portable.
Tiny houses offer a compact, efficient lifestyle, however indoor comfort is just as crucial as it is in traditional, full-size homes. For the tiny homeowners who need possibilities appropriate to a smaller scale residence, staying cool while in the summer or boiling while in the wintertime poses particular challenges. For maximum indoor comfort in a small space, there are some heating, ventilation, and A/C design options. A window air conditioner is affordable and simple to install with minimal alterations, but window units may be noisy in small indoor spaces. As they occupy a window, they also reduce outdoor light, which can be a major issue in tiny homes with limited windows. For wintertime warmth, electric area furnaces will be needed since window air conditioners only cool the premises. Ductless mini-splits cool and heat the condo without taking up window area or requiring HVAC ducts. An individual room mini-split or a tiny condo mini-split is designed for small spaces. Indoor air handlers are mounted on walls or ceilings, and an outdoor heat pump can be hard-mounted to the house’s exterior wall. A slender refrigerant conduit connects the many units and only requires a more than two-inch opening in the exterior wall. Heat pumps cool like air conditioners in summer, and during winter they produce heat to keep the condo warm. Mini-split systems are significantly more expensive than window units. A qualified heating, ventilation, and A/C company must also install the unit due to its greater technical complexity. In the long run, heat pumps provide lower operating costs and greater cooling/heating efficiency due to their compact design, power, and energy efficiency.