There’s nothing better than slipping into a hot tub at the end of a long day. Keeping it hot and ready, however, can take a toll on a home’s power bill. These easy tips can help hot tub owners save electricity and money.
Invest in a Good Spa Cover
Heat rises, and this needs to be taken into account when purchasing a cover for a jacuzzi. Most heat is lost through the top of the tub. A poorly insulated top will create a pathway for energy to escape, requiring the heater to work harder to maintain a set temperature. Invest in a thick, double insulated cover with a waterproof underside for maximum effectiveness and longevity.
Use a Floating Thermal Blanket
Even with a good lid on top, heat will be lost through evaporation in the narrow pocket of air between the water’s surface and the underside of the cover. Floating thermal blankets resemble extra-strength bubble wrap and are designed to combat this loss of heat energy. As a bonus, they also extend the life of spa covers by reducing moisture.
Plan Ahead to Save
The surest way to cut down on energy use with a hot tub is to only keep it hot when needed. Much like a heater or air conditioner inside the house, resetting the temperature when away can lead to big savings. If a jacuzzi is only in use on the weekends, for example, try setting it to 75 degrees during the week. The less heat the tub puts out, the less electricity it uses.
Try out these energy saving tips to enjoy the comfort and relaxation of a hot tub without the costly utility bills. Contact Emerald Leisure Source for all your jacuzzi, pool, and recreation needs.