Because tiny homes are much smaller than traditional single-family residences, they are generally less expensive and easier to heat and cool. However, since they don’t offer enough space for a large furnace or air conditioner, you’ll have to find other ways to heat and cool your home, according to Tiny Homes Pros.
Additionally, some features can make it easier or more difficult to regulate the temperature in your home. For example, elevated areas get extremely hot in humid weather and difficult to warm up in cooler conditions, according to Quicken Loans. In colder climates, designs with a sloped roof could be useful, as snow and ice will slide off. Plus, insulating the walls, floors, and roof will also create a warmer space, notes Tiny Homes Pros.
If you’re unsure how to heat and cool your tiny home, Total Homes Supply recommends a mini-split system. Although these units are more expensive than the other options, they are also the most efficient. Alternatively, you can choose to use an electric heater, a small fireplace or a wood-burning stove to heat and an air conditioner or fans to cool your living space, respectively.