Tiny Homes: Have you heard the phrase? The “tiny home” trend has become incredibly popular in the several years. Tiny homes, otherwise known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs), can range from 200 square feet to 800 square feet and are relatively inexpensive to build or purchase. Many people are turning to this solution because it allows them to buy their home outright rather than taking out a large mortgage, and for those that want to purchase a large plot of land but live simply, tiny homes can be a great option. In Portland especially where home prices are on the steady increase, making buying a home out of reach for many individuals and families, tiny homes have a lot of appeal. According to the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, about a quarter of single-dwelling development permit applications are for tiny homes and so far, there are 800 of them in the area. (1)
Even though these small homes are in fact very tiny and space is scarce, they have one big benefit: huge energy savings. These homes are very energy efficient and can be a great way to cut down on utility bills each month. And what’s the perfect way to heat and cool the home? A Ductless mini-split system!
What is a ductless heating and cooling system?
These systems are quiet and extremely efficient. They both heat and cool your home, year round! Tiny homes likely don’t have the space or budget for costly ductwork, so a ductless system is a perfect solution for customers looking to heat or cool the whole space at once. All it takes is a remote-controlled thermostat and you’ll have instant reliable comfort. Installation is fast and easy. We can install the heat pump within a matter of hours and it is easy to maintain. You can rely on the system to heat and cool your home for years to come – it is dependable and will save you a lot of money through the years. We sell high quality ductless mini-splits from reliable, well known brands such as Carrier, Daiken and Mitsubishi.
If you think a ductless mini-split is a good option for your space, give us a call today and we’ll gladly discuss your options. Our experienced no-pressure team will help you find a system that will fit your home and budget perfectly.
- Ellison, Annie. “Tiny Homes On The Rise in Portland.” Koin.com. April 9, 2014.
Accessed May 19, 2015. http://koin.com/2014/04/09/tiny-homes-rise-portland/