Energy Conservation Tips for your Hot Tub
Most likely, if you have invested in a quality hot tub, it has been designed to conserve energy, but you can enhance its efficiency with a few small steps. What you really want to focus on is preserving the heat of your hot tub. Let’s take a look at how you can achieve this.
Your hot tub cover:
Since heat rises, you want to focus on conserving the heat of the hot tub at this level. This you can be achieved with a well made hot tub cover. With a quality spa, you won’t have to be concerned about losing heat through its shell.
You need to check your spa cover to make sure it hasn’t been subjected to wear and tear where it is no longer performing at its peak. Usually, when heat leaks occur it is at the hinge fold and around the rims. Perhaps, the sealing qualities have been compromised by age.
The other thing to keep in mind is that if the cover is quite old, it may become water logged. This will be evident if you find that the cover seems to be getting heavier.
Proper placement of the cover is really important. Make sure to take the time to ensure that cover is in its proper position and, if necessary, use tie down straps to keep it in place and stop it from shifting.
Another big factor that can really help with your energy conservation efforts is where you place the hot tub for use, while creating a windbreak, if needed. Not only does this help with energy savings, but it provides a level of privacy. There are lots of options for windbreaks, such as shrubs, privacy panels, or even a spa enclosure.
If you are going to be away for a period of time, there is no need to keep your hot tub at its optimized setting. Most vacations are taken during the warmer months, so you can safely turn down the thermostat settings until you get back.
Finally, don’t forget to turn off the air jets, lights and blowers when you are not using the hot tub. All of these energy savings tips are small but are accumulative when it comes to saving on energy, which in turn saves you money.
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