Ensuring your Vancouver in-ground hot tub is energy efficient will enable you to reduce your energy costs and increase the lifespan of your hot tub.
Here are a few tips that will help you significantly improve the energy efficiency of your hot tub, whether you are looking to add a new hot tub to your home or want to upgrade your current hot tub.
Use a sturdy hot tub cover
When looking for a hot tub cover, it is important to consider a few things, such as durability, the type of material used and a tight seal around the hot tub. Thermal covers are also great for retaining heat and reducing evaporation.
Feel free to ask us what brands we recommend for your custom hot tub cover when your Trasolini in-ground hot tub is installed.
Turn the hot tub temperature down
When your hot tub is not in use, you might want to lower the temperature to 102 °F from the usual 104 °F. With each degree that your hot tub temperature drops, the amount of energy needed to keep it there decreases substantially.
To ensure that the water is appropriately heated when you enter the hot tub, simply raise the heat to your temperature 30 minutes prior to using. After you leave the hot tub, remember to turn the heat back down.
Turn off the air jets and the lights
Air jets are wonderful for keeping you relaxed and calm while using the hot tub, but always remember to turn off the air jets after use. Air jets can lower your water temperature, which means more energy used and wasted while your hot tub tries to maintain a consistent temperature. Turning off the jets after use can prevent more energy from being released into the tub.
Turning off your hot tub lights will also reduce the amount of energy being used while the hot tub is not in use.
Using energy efficient lights
Energy efficient lights can also help increase energy efficiency in your hot tub. You can save roughly 80% on energy costs over most typical hot tub bulbs by switching to durable LED lights. Although an LED bulb may initially cost more than a more conventional option, over time, the energy savings will more than make up for the price.
Use a wind block
If your hot tub is in a windy area, you might wish to build a windbreak around it. You can use privacy panels, fences, plants or anything else that complements the style of your space. It will guarantee a better experience when you use your hot tub and will stop the wind from cooling the water.
A proper hot tub maintenance routine can also help you use less energy. Filters that are clogged limit the water’s ability to circulate through your hot tub and make your pump work harder. The heater will operate less effectively, using more electricity and raising your monthly bill.
If you are looking to increase the energy efficiency of your pool as well, feel free to follow our guide! Call Trasolini Pools at 604-255-8551 if you have any inquiries about the energy efficiency of your Vancouver hot tub.