The cost of energy has been a hot topic throughout the winter this year. Hot tubs are a great asset to have at home and can help with everything, from socialising to rehabilitation. But how much does it actually cost to run a hot tub and how can you save energy with your hot tub this year?
How much energy does a hot tub use?
Most modern hot tubs are designed to be as energy efficient as possible. There are a number of different factors that will affect how much energy your hot tub consumes, including the size of the hot tub (a large model will consume more energy than a smaller one) and the quality and fit of the hot tub cover. Other factors that can make a big difference include the components in the hot tub - different air pumps and blowers will work together towards different levels of efficiency - and how well insulated the hot tub is.
How much does a hot tub actually cost to run?
Every model will be different and it will depend on how you use your hot tub. As well as the design of the hot tub itself, other influences on how much it ultimately costs to run the hot tub can include the outside temperature - the colder it is the more energy will be necessary to heat the hot tub - how often you’re using it, as well as how long you use the hot tub for every time. You’ll also need to bear in mind how often you use the jets as well as the temperature settings that you have the hot tub on. And, of course, all of this will be dependent on what your electricity tariff is for the average 3.5 - 6kWh per day that most hot tubs use.
Saving energy with your hot tub this year
There are a number of different ways that you can save energy with your hot tub and help keep those power bills down in 2023:
- Make sure you’ve got a robust cover. This will trap heat into the hot tub and can help to reduce energy use.
- Put up some shelter. If the hot tub isn’t in a naturally sheltered position, consider some fencing or a hedge - if the hot tub is exposed to wind this will cool the temperature and mean more energy is required to heat it.
- Turn the temperature down. This is a very simple way to use less energy. It’s especially important if you’re going away and can be an easy way to save on energy in the warmer months.
- Maintain the hot tub, especially the filter. Your hot tub will be more efficient if every component is in good working order.
- Turn the pumps off. You can alternate between using the pumps and not if you want to reduce the amount of energy you’re consuming.
If you’re keen to save energy with your hot tub this year these are some of the simplest ways to get started. We offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub. We are proud to have a multi-award-winning showroom located in Kent, so please come down and try out our huge range.