Hot tubs are one of the best appliances you can add to your home. They’ll keep your family happy, healthy, and relaxed for years. However, at the end of the day all hot tubs do is circulate and heat water. This process takes energy, which means your energy bill will increase. The amount it increases is up to you though!
In this article, we’ll cover ways that you can reduce your energy bill, without reducing your hot tub reduce.
Create a Blockade
Wind is the natural enemy of the heat in your hot tub. Wind will cool and even evaporate the water in your tub. This will require the addition of more water and heat to your hot tub. By creating a windbreak around your hot tub, you’ll reduce this wind and save you money on your energy bill. This will not only help you stop the wind from cooling your water, but it also adds privacy to your hot tub installation.
Comfortable Heat, Comfortable Bill
Hot tubs most often come with a high-temperature limit of 104° F. Don’t be tempted by this limit! You can be comfortable at other lower temperatures. For example, by setting your thermostat at 102° F or even a little lower, you can drastically reduce your energy consumption and save yourself some money in the process. Plus, you’ll still be comfortable!
Maintain your Hot Tub
To keep your hot tub in its best working condition, every 3 to 4 months you should change the water in your hot tub. While you are changing the water, you should take the time to flush the plumbing system and clean out or replace the filter. This will ensure better water circulation allowing both your pump and heater to work much more efficiently.
Stop Wasting Water
Water waste is money waste when it comes to hot tub use. The more water that’s wasted in your hot tub, the more you will have to replace, thus you have to reheat this water causing both your heating and water bills to rise. When using the hot tub, avoid excessive splashing and adjust your jets so that water isn’t lost to your deck.
Fix any Cover Problems
Stock hot tub covers are great, but they aren’t insulated as well as they could be. As your hot tub cover ages, cracks can form that reduce its ability to insulate, thus saving you money. The more heat you lose, the more energy you will spend reheating the water.
Taking steps towards reducing hot tub energy usage in your hot tub is important, not only because it will save you money, it’s great for the environment too!