At the same time, they require hardly any building land, seal much less natural areas and require fewer resources for their production. Especially for small living space, the type of heating plays an important role. There is little space available and the heating system used should naturally provide a pleasant indoor climate. The Federal Association for Surface Heating and Cooling (BVF) therefore sees electric surface heating as the ideal solution for heating small living spaces.
When installed, electric panel heating requires only a minimum of space, as it is laid in the floor, wall or ceiling and is "invisible" once installed. This means that the heating system does not additionally restrict the interior design freedom, which is already very limited in a Tiny House. Appropriate products available on the market, e.g. self-regulating heating cables, heating mats, carbon foils or fiberglass-based heating fabrics, are so thin that no valuable space is lost to the Tiny House. This leaves important square meters free for other uses. In addition, the system is also very "light", because in contrast to single-family houses, the weight for the building services to be installed also plays a role in Tiny Houses, because for many Tiny Houses even a change of location is no problem, and every kilogram counts. In addition, the installation of a chimney, as would be necessary for a wood-burning stove, is also unnecessary and thus there are no chimney sweep fees, nor do you have to provide space for storing the firewood. In addition, electric panel heating is noise-free, odorless and maintenance-free. When installed as wall heating, electric panel heating can also prevent mold.