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Off-Grid Essentials Part Three: Top five products for your off-grid home

If you’ve read our previous two blogs on making the jump to remote living and have decided that going off-grid is the right fit for you, this last installment is meant to help you plan for the products you’ll need to install in your new home. Below are our top five must-haves for any remote home.

1. Pumps

Pumps are a quintessential part of your new home. Pumps are low voltage, meaning they can be easily hooked up to a battery and work efficiently. Once set up, you’ll have the luxury of pressurized water, allowing you to enjoy hot showers, wash dishes, and even heat your space. Batteries can be charged via solar panels or wind turbine, making it easy to have a consistent and reliable source of power. Firepit Fundamentals has a wide variety of pumps available and can help you select the best fit for your tiny home, RV, camper, or motor-home.

2 .Tankless on demand water heaters

Unless you’re into cold showers year round, a tankless water heater is an absolute must. Tankless are heated via natural gas, propane, or electricity. A tankless water heater means you won’t have to worry about running out of hot water to wash your dishes, tackle laundry, warm up during chilly winter nights and are a vital part of reducing long-term costs. As with pumps, we have substantial resources on hand and are happy to help!
3. A Solar and/or wind system

As you’ll now be living off-grid, you’ll need a power source to fuel both your pump and water heater, as well as other appliances. Assuming you’ve read our blog on assessing your power output, you should have a fairly solid idea of how much energy you’ll need to supplement via solar or wind. We can assist you in determining exactly how many solar panels or turbines you’ll need to keep things powered up and running smoothly, as well as help you prepare to care for your new sources of energy year round. Contact us today to find out more!

4. Off-Grid tailored appliances

Chances are, your old oven and full sized double fridge are no longer a good fit for your new lifestyle. You’ll want to outfit your home with eco-friendly appliances that use less power, while still allowing you to both prepare and store food, clean, and more. We have access to a variety of products suitable for these purposes and are a licensed dealer for Unique Off-Grid Appliances. Unique has been in business for over 30 years and has extensive experience creating off-grid friendly products. We also ship to all of Canada, making it easy to get set up!

Just like any typical home, off-grid homeowners have access to a large number of appliances to supplement their day to day life. From BBQs and space heaters, to spare parts for installation and repair, Fire Pit can connect you with any number of accessories to make your remote home comfortable. Contact us today to let us know how we can assist you!

5.Add-ons and accessories

Now that you’ve had a chance to read about the first steps towards remote living, we’re sure that you still have a few questions. That’s perfectly okay! Off-grid living may be about living “smaller”, but that doesn’t mean the transition is a small step! We’re here to work with you from start to finish and to answer any current and future questions that you have along the way. Give us a call today, and we’ll help you take your dream from idea to reality!

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