When purchasing or maintaining a hot tub, people are concerned with energy efficiency. It’s important to have a clear idea of your hot tubs energy consumption, both when you make the purchase and throughout ownership. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do yourself to improve its efficiency rates at home. Energy expenses for hot tubs and spas can range, depending on the spa system, how frequently you use it, and where you live. Your expenses will greatly depend on a combination of these features.
Arguably, your usage will determine the majority of the expenses, but the weather conditions can also have an impact. The colder your climate, the more heat you will need, and ultimately the more energy you are likely to use powering your hot tub. But for now, let’s take a look at the basics of hot tub energy efficiency.
Thermostats and Heating Elements
Chances are, the thermostat is going to have the biggest impact on your energy consumption. Turning down the heater a few degrees, if possible, could help with lower energy expenses. Nowadays, there are many smart, self-regulating hot tub heaters that can be set in order to always achieve optimal heating levels and energy consumption rates.
Although, it is recommended that you choose a temperature and stick with it. Increasing the temperature while in use and then lowering it significantly when you exit will do more harm than good. It usually doesn’t save you much money and tends to strain the entire spa system.
Water jets can also greatly influence your energy consumption levels. This is because certain types of water jets can consume more energy than others.
While some are designed with cost-effectiveness in mind, others should be used with consideration, as they can really increase your energy bills. Speak with one of the experts at All Seasons Pools and Spas in California to learn more about the kinds of jets that can be used with your Sundance® Spa.
Hot Tub Insulation and Heat Retention
Another great way to reduce energy costs? Proper insulation.
A well-insulated spa will indeed retain heat for longer. This way, you won’t need to keep the heater on at high levels and you could even consider shutting it off from time to time. Hot tubs manufactured with older technology or the systems offered by bargain brands might not come fully-equipped with proper insulation to conserve energy.
Luckily, Sundance® Spas are designed and engineered using some of the highest-quality materials and technology available to the industry. Feel free to speak with one of the experts at All Seasons Pools and Spas today to learn more about our hot tubs for sale in Granite Bay, Roseville, and Grass Valley!
There are many different approaches to additional spa insulation, including spa covers and heat retention blankets. These products utilize high-grade insulating materials for the best results. Keep reading to learn more!
Hot tub Covers
If you’re keen on saving money when it comes to your energy bill, there are also many useful habits you could take up when operating your hot tub.
When your hot tub isn’t in use, you should always keep your cover on. In most cases, covers are designed to provide extra insulation and help you retain heat. Some people think that hot tub covers are only there to help you keep your tub clean, but if you purchase a cover with great insulating capabilities, it will also help you retain heat and reduce your energy consumption by a landslide.
Shelter Against the Wind
If your hot tub is exposed to external winds, you might risk that the air will further cool the water down. You could consider purchasing privacy panels or surround your hot tub with tall fencing, in order to prevent the wind from passing through and cooling the water.
Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Clean Filters
A dirty filter can require more energy. Dirt can also put a strain on your filters, causing faster wear. Clean filters in good working conditions will contribute to your energy efficiency.
Feel free to get in touch with the team at All Seasons Pools & Spas for further information. We cater to customers throughout Granite Bay, Grass Valley, North Auburn, and Roseville, California.