Energy Saving Tips for Hot Tub Owners
Dipping your body in your hot tub is one of the most relaxing things you can do to relieve stress. But many are hesitant of turning their hot tubs on or buying one as they think it consumes a large amount of energy. Well, that is not always the case. Here are some helpful tips to help you save money on your hot tub energy costs that you might want to follow.
Your hot tub cover plays an integral part in keeping your energy cost low. When the heat rises, most heat is lost through the top of the tub, so having a reliable cover that is capable of retaining heat is vital. Due to waterlogged covers poor insulating ability, it causes the pumps and heater to work harder to keep warm temperature. Thus more energy is used, and it shortens the longevity of the pumps.
When buying a cover, it is crucial to choose materials that can extend the insulation capacity of your hot tubs, such as double-wrapped foam cores and padded seals.
Aside from a cover, a thermal blanket is also an excellent item to add to your hot tub if you want to retain its heat for a long time. Water evaporation from the hot tub’s bottom to the cover can still lose the tub’s temperature but thermal blankets are capable of reducing heat loss by up to 95%. Besides, it can also help protect your cover against chemical damages.
Another way to conserve energy is by adjusting the settings on your spa controls. Reducing its temperature to lower than 102°F can help you save as it doesn’t take a lot of power to maintain the heat compared to higher temperatures.
If your spa control has an energy-saving setting, make sure to utilise this setting, especially when you are going away. If yours doesn’t have that setting, you can turn the heat down to 80°F before vacation.
Turn Air Valves Off
It is helpful to keep the spa’s air valves off when not in use. While keeping it open increases the spa’s massage power, it also causes the water temperature to decrease faster. So after every use, don’t forget to close the valves to save energy.
Replace Old Filters
Old filter cartridges are also among the reasons for the increase in hot tub’s energy consumption, especially when they are not cleaned. It causes the pumps to overwork and reduces the water flow, so more energy is needed to achieve your desired heat.
To avoid this problem, make sure to have the filter cleaned weekly. It is also essential to have it deep cleaned every 3-4 months at every water change. To extend the life of your filter, you may also rotate two sets of filters for the water to keep on circulating freely with each water change.
Filters, covers, and other hot tub accessories and units from different makes and models are available at Hot Tubs Staffordshire. Feel free to contact us at 01782 312 534 or visit hottubsstaffordshire.co.uk for a complete catalogue of our products.
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