When trying to estimate the yearly expense of hot tub ownership, it’s important to consider hot tub electricity usage. If you are considering purchasing a new hot tub, you may wonder how much its regular usage will increase your electric bill. An energy-efficient hot tub is the perfect solution, as it will work efficiently while not substantially increasing your monthly bill. Fortunately, finding an energy-efficient hot tub is easier today than ever! Below we’ll address some of the common questions asked by prospective hot tub buyers, as they try to navigate the most energy-efficient path to ownership.
What Factors Affect My Hot Tub’s Electrical Use?
While every hot tub is different, the following factors tend to directly affect your hot tub electricity usage:
- Frequency of Use: The more you use your tub, the higher your electric bill will be. More use of your tub means more heat loss, and more electrical energy is needed by the tub’s system to maintain temperatures.
- Maintaining a Constant Water Temperature: Keeping the tub at a regular temperature will be positively reflected on your monthly electric bill. It’s more energy efficient to allow your tub to remain at a constant high temperature rather than heat the tub before every single use.
- Changing the Water: Most hot tubs (excluding fresh/saltwater systems) require water to be changed 2 to 3 timers per year. Each time the water is changed, the water must be heated to the preferred temperature, which increases hot tub electricity usage.
Should I Turn Off My Hot Tub When It’s Not In Use?
The short answer is, no. Once you heat your tub to the desired temperature, you save energy (and thus money) by keeping it there. It takes more energy to heat your tub once it’s allowed to cool, than it does to maintain a constant level of heat once it’s already been achieved.
Is it Cost Effective to Heat My Hot Tub in the Winter?
In line with the above principle of maintaining a constant water temperature, it’s important to realize that every time you heat your water, you are increasing electricity usage. Because of lower air temperatures in the winter, you will pay more to heat your tub during the cooler months, but the costs won’t be a dramatic increase. This is especially true when you invest in a well-insulated tub model and a quality cover.
Visit Blue Lagoon Spa & Swim Spas
Being able to conveniently relax in the privacy of your yard with loved ones year-round will make all of your hot tub preparation worthwhile! At Blue Lagoon, we enjoy empowering our clients with the information they need in order to enjoy their new Turbo home spa. We specialize in providing the most energy-efficient hot tubs available to minimize hot tub electricity usage and provide the comfort and relaxation our customers expect when they choose Blue Lagoon Spas. To explore our wide variety of affordable and energy-efficient turbo spas, and learn more about available hot tub dimensions, visit us today!