When you have a tiny home, you have the option of a stationary tiny home build. This type of build means that you will have the same design as a traditional, mobile tiny home, but the foundation will be fixed rather than on wheels. When you have decided to have a stationary tiny home, you may have a different electrical installation than you would if you were travelling with your home. Here are some things to consider about the electrical work in a stationary tiny home.
Dual or Single Power
The first thing you need to consider is if you will be using a dual or single power source. What this refers to is the ability to use solar power as your energy source with an electrical backup, or vice versa. If you decide to go with a dual power source, a switching station will need to be installed in the tiny home. This allows you to literally flip a switch that will switch your power source from the solar to the electrical source. If you go with a single power source, you can have it switched to be dual at any time in the future with the right solar panels and electrical installation.
Power Pole Considerations
You will need to know what type of power pole you will need for your stationary tiny home. This refers to the power pole needed to connect your power to the local power lines. If your home is on your own land with no other buildings, then you will need a power pole placed and electric installation run to the main power lines, the pole and into your home. If you are placing your home on property with another family home, you will not necessarily need a new pole. Instead, the electrician can connect your electrical to the current power pole.
One thing to consider is if you will need or want a generator. An option with a generator is to have it connected to the home so that the switch to the generator is an easy transfer for power. You can get a solar generator or non-fuel-powered generator at most local hardware and home improvement stores. Your electrician can handle the electric installation for this generator and ensure that you have power during power outages and similar issues.
When you have considered what type of electrical system you want, contact your electrical contractor. They can help you with the electrical installation throughout your tiny home. They can also help make suggestions for other options you may not have considered and answer questions about pricing and related information.