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2 Mildew Prevention Tips To Avoid Damage In A Tiny Home That Is Off The Grid

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Living off the grid in a traditional home can be a challenge for many people. However, when you decide to incorporate solar power into a tiny home this can be even more difficult. Solar power used in a tiny home helps to keep a handle on your energy use. If your tiny home is located in a humid environment, the solar energy use can be an issue. Many devices that are designed to protect your home from moisture development end up using up all of your solar energy. This can be troubling since a tiny home often develops excess moisture much easier than traditional homes. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use to successfully prevent moisture development in your tiny home that is off the grid.

Use a Solar Dehumidifier During Humidity

A solar dehumidifier is often used in conjunction with a solar air conditioning unit. It helps to lessen the load on the air conditioning system and it allows it to work more efficiently. However, the dehumidifier can also be used on its own in your tiny home to absorb excess moisture from the air. If you experience increased levels of humidity throughout the year, then your home will develop pockets of excess moisture. This moisture becomes trapped in between the walls, cabinets, doors, and other areas throughout your home. In order to prevent this, install a solar dehumidifier. The dehumidifier will not completely dry out the air and will leave just enough moisture so that you do not feel uncomfortable.

Install a Solar Controller or Sensor

A solar controller or sensor is designed to detect the humidity levels in the room that it is installed. If the humidity reaches a certain level, then it will activate the solar powered fan that it is connected to. The fan will cycle for a set period of time to remove excess humidity and hot air from the room. This is a good device to use if you want to only run your fans when a certain level of humidity is reached. A solar controller or sensor should be installed and connected to your bathroom fans as this is where you can often develop moisture buildup from hot showers or lack of proper ventilation.

A tiny home that uses solar energy can suffer from mildew damage from moisture build up the same way that a traditional home can. Therefore, use these tips to make sure that your tiny home avoids these issues.