An energy efficient hot tub is good news for our local environment, and it can save you money too.
Ensuring that your Vancouver hot tub is energy efficient will help you to lower your energy bill as well as extend the life of your tub.
Whether you’re designing a new outdoor hot tub, or want to upgrade your existing hot tub’s energy use, we’ve put together a few tips that will help to make a significant impact on your hot tub’s energy efficiency.
1. Pick a good location for your Vancouver hot tub
When choosing a location for your hot tub you will want to find a spot that has:
- Adequate protection from wind
- As much sunlight as possible
- Minimal rain or water drips
2. Use a rigid hot tub cover
Heat rises, so most heat is lost through the top of the hot tub. Ensure that your hot tub cover is made of good quality materials. When you’re not using your hot tub, ensure that the cover is always properly covering the entire tub.
When your Trasolini hot tub is installed, don’t forget to ask us what brand we recommend for your custom outdoor hot tub cover.
Also, consider looking into a thermal cover. These blankets can help to keep evaporation down and heat in.
3. When not in use, turn the hot tub’s temperature down to minimum
If you normally keep your hot tub at 104°F, consider turning it down to 102°F when you’re not using it. The power required to maintain the temperature of your hot tub increases significantly with each degree, particularly during colder times of the year.
Instead, just turn up the temperature 30 minutes before using the hot tub and the water will be perfectly heated by the time you get in. Don’t forget to turn it back down after you get out!
During the winter don’t forget that you don’t want to keep your tub too cold or else you run the risk of your pipes freezing.
4. Turn off your air jets and lights
While using your hot tub’s jets can be great for relaxing, they also lower the water temperature while the hot tub is in use. Make sure that you are closing your jet’s valves after soaking in your tub so that cold air is not being introduced to your tub. More cold air means more energy to keep the tub warm.
Also, don’t forget to turn off your hot tub’s lights when you’re finished.
5. Consider switching to energy efficient lighting
Switching to longer-lasting LED lights can save you about 80% in energy costs over most standard hot tub bulbs. The upfront cost of an LED bulb may be higher than a more traditional option, but over time the savings in energy usage will more than compensate for the price tag.
6. Keep your Vancouver hot tub well maintained
Keeping your hot tub in good working condition throughout the year can save you a costly repair and help your tub be more energy efficient. If you follow our guide on how to properly maintain your hot tub you should have a happy, efficient tub that will last for many years.
If you have any questions in regards to your Vancouver hot tub’s energy efficiency, feel free to contact us at 604.255.8551.