Hot tub energy saving tips

winter hot tubsAs the temperature begins to cool, your hot tub has to work harder to stay warm. This can put a strain on your hot tub and your energy bill. There are ways to increase the efficiency of your hot tub and reduce the amount of energy it uses:

Hot tub cover

This one’s obvious… and our favourite! It’s simple, a quality hot tub cover provides insulation for the water in the hot tub, keeping it warmer. A worn down hot tub cover reduces the amount of insulation provided by it. Make sure your cover is not getting heavier, this means it’s becoming waterlogged and needs to be replaced. Keep it updated and it will provide the insulation you need to save energy.

Thermostat settings

The temperature at which you set your water can make all the difference in the energy used. Most hot tubs are set at around 102o F, so set your to 100 or even a degree or two lower. When you are not using it, especially for a long period of time, lower it significantly.

Every degree counts when it comes to saving energy. Over time, even a single degree change can impact your energy consumption.

Windbreaks

You probably want privacy around your hot tub anyway, right? Put up a fence, panels or shrubs around your hot tub to reduce the wind exposure to the water and keep it warmer. This also gives you more privacy when in your hot tub.

Turn off the jets

Whenever you’re not using the hot tub, make sure the jets and lights are all off. Why use the energy when you’re not using the hot tub?

Also, avoid air blowers. These are decreasing in popularity due to their high energy consumption as they reduce water temperature, making your hot tub work harder to stay warm.

Clean hot tub filters

aquamagic cleaning filter kitClogged hot tub filters reduce the circulation in your hot tub and force it to use more energy. Make sure to check your filters regularly and clean the filters when needed. It’s safe to assume that they need to be cleaned whenever you clean the hot tub. Replace them periodically as well; usually once per year.

With a few simple changes, you can save energy and stress on your hot tub. This means you can save money and enjoy your hot tub for longer. Talk about a win/win!

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