Efficient Air Conditioning Tips For Small Homes

When air conditioners were bulky, it was a struggle to decide which unit is the perfect fit for your tiny home. Tiny homeowners, especially, are often trying to find alternative methods for looking after their heating and cooling needs. But thanks to advancements in technology, an efficient and powerful air conditioner doesn’t have to take up a lot of space at all. And if you’re one of those who own a tiny home, you might be wondering what’s the most efficient air conditioning tips for small homes, without having to compromise.

Here are some of the things you should know when it comes to cooling your tiny home:

1. Window units are a fast, inexpensive way to cool your home

Traditionally, you might require several window units to cool a house but this doesn’t have to be the case for tiny homes. All you need is one or two window units, and you’re all set.

 

If you want to stay cool and comfortable without having to invest a huge chunk of money, a window AC unit will serve you well.

 

However, you just can’t install a window unit anywhere. The frame needs to be able to support the weight of the unit. Cables and electricity will have to be exposed to outside moisture, so the placement of the unit should be seriously considered. Also, the unit will block the window you’ll install it in, so this may limit the fresh air or natural light coming into your home.

2. Use an oscillating/ ceiling fan

By moving air around your tiny home, a ceiling fan may help your air conditioner run more efficiently, saving money on your utility bills. Fans also help reduce mechanical wear and tear on the air conditioner unit.

 

If you purchase a fan with a reversible motor, you can switch the direction of the spinning blades in the winter. (This will push the cool air upwards while forcing the warm air down to the floor.)

3. Consider using a ductless mini-split cooling system for maximum savings

Unlike a window unit, installing a mini-split is a job you’d want to outsource to a professional.

 

But it’s a more energy-efficient option, considering how a standard mini-split consumes about 40% less energy compared to your traditional window AC.

 

However, you need at least $5,000 to buy and professionally install a ductless mini-split cooling system, while a window unit only costs a few hundred dollars.

 

If you have the budget, this may be a smarter investment.

A Better Way to Cool Your Tiny Home

If you want to find the best solution to cool your tiny home, you must take into consideration your budget, location, cooling preferences, and home size. Each tiny home is unique, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.

 

Reach out to any Good Guy and let’s discuss how to provide you with custom comfort all year round. CONTACT US to book an appointment, so our experienced and knowledgeable air conditioning specialist can propose the best, eco-friendly, and cost-effective AC unit for your tiny home.

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