Are you getting ready to build a tiny house, or are in the process of building one? One of the many things you need to consider is your heating. Unless you live in a very warm climate where extra blankets or a small space heater will do on the coldest days and nights, you will need some kind of heating system for your entire house. If you're concerned about the environment, you'll want to include a heating system for your house that has a minimal environmental impact. Here are three options you should consider.
1. Wood Stoves
Wood stoves require no electricity to use, and wood is a renewable resource. This makes them a popular choice among tiny house dwellers. Even if the power goes out in the rest of the house, you will still be able to cook, boil water for washing, and keep your house warm.
You just have to make sure you get a small one, as anything other than a tiny wood stove can easily get your house too warm. Wood is a powerful heat source, so you want to make sure your heater is suitable to the size of your home. Also, be sure you have a ready supply of wood during the winter, either through someone nearby who sells it or through your own trees.
2. Geothermal Heating
Geothermal heating comes right from the earth. It's generated by the same forces that move the tectonic plates and shift the continents. Not every area of the world has sources of geothermal heat available, since not every area is close to a fault line. However, if you live in an area where this heating source is available, it is great to use. Geothermal heat is completely natural and totally renewable. It doesn't get more green than that.
According to GreenBuilderMedia.com, the U.S. government offers a 30 percent uncapped tax credit for getting a geothermal pump installed for your house. This is great, because the biggest cost of using geothermal energy is setting up your house for it in the first place. Most professional heating services in areas where geothermal heat is available can install the system for you.
Geothermal energy uses no chemical refrigerants, produces no pollution, uses no fossil fuels, and uses very little electricity to run the pump. You'll save money on your power bills while protecting the environment at the same time.
3. Infrared Quartz Space Heaters
Not only are infrared quartz heaters much safer than traditional space heaters, they use a lot less energy to heat your home, too. They radiate heat from the inside, so the outside doesn't get hot. This means your infrared quartz space heater won't burn your house down if it gets knocked over or is moved too close to a curtain or piece of upholstered furniture.
Because these heaters radiate heat, they gradually put out enough heat to keep your whole house warm. You won't be huddling around one regular space heater hoping to stay warm, or have to use multiple ones to heat the entire place as you would with regular space heaters. Because you only have to use one, you use much less energy in heating your home, which is great for the environment as well as your wallet.
There are a number of environmentally friendly ways to heat your tiny house. Use any of these ideas and enjoy the benefits. If you need more suggestions, call your local heating service to come out and look at your home.
They will be able to provide you with more choices, and even install them for you, if necessary. With the right heating system, you can keep your tiny house warm all winter, save money, and protect the environment with ease.
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