Having a small space allows you to live your best life. You want to enjoy it all year-round. Once the temperature drops, you can retreat to your she-shed or tiny home without worries of freezing. Here are simple steps to keep warm in your tiny home or she-shed all winter long.
Insulation allows you to enjoy your she-shed in extreme weather. You should insulate your roof, walls, and floor to make the most of your heat efficiency. Fluctuating temperatures in uninsulated spaces lead to moisture issues. You have several options available to suit your budget.
- Batts or Rolls
- Sisalation Paper or Reflective Insulation
- Blow-in Cellulose Insulation
- Rigid Board Insulation
- Spray Foam Insulation
As a bonus, a well-insulated she shed reduces noise, so you can crank up the music without worrying about disturbing your neighbors.
Radiant In-Floor Heating System
This heating option is the best for tiny homes and she-sheds as it takes up zero space. You know you need to make the most of your space, and cumbersome heaters with units or venting in the floors can interfere with your ideal layout. A radiant in-floor heating system is installed directly into the floor without units or vents.
It is also far more convenient. The best option for in-floor radiant heating systems is Warm Waves thin 13-Watt film that provides your primary heat source without boilers, hydronic hoses, forced air ducts, furnaces, or baseboard heat. You control the temperature with a UL Listed thermostat, so you stay warm no matter what’s going on outside.
Protect Those Pipes
Don’t forget to insulate pipes if you have running water in your space. When temperatures drop below freezing, your unprotected pipes can burst. Any water left in the pipes will freeze and expand, leading to costly water damage to your me-time retreat.
Have a Generator for Back-Up
A backup generator is not necessary for a she-shed, as if there is a power outage, you will most likely head back to the house. However, if you live in a tiny home, a generator is a must. Unless you are using a wood-burning stove as your primary source of heat, a generator for backup will keep you warm if bad weather interferes with your power. A generator will also power your lights, appliances, computer, etc., and allow you to charge your phone.
With proper heating, you can make the most of your downtime and live in comfort in your tiny home.
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