According to recent figures, opting for energy efficient appliances in your home can save between 5% and 30% a month on your utility bills. A well built energy efficient hot tub will consume less energy and, as a result, will cost you less. Enjoying your hot tub with peace of mind means choosing, not just the best model in terms of how you want to use it, but also when it comes to cost too.
What are the benefits of an energy efficient hot tub?
The rise in the cost of energy has made headlines over the past year and when rates go up, so too do bills. If you have an energy efficient hot tub then you are largely protected from ongoing fluctuations in the cost of energy because energy efficient hot tubs use less. So, you can enjoy lower bills now and also in the future if you invest in a model that has energy efficient features.
What is an energy efficient hot tub?
The better made the hot tub is, the more energy efficient it will naturally be. However, there are also some specific features to look out for if you’re keen to invest in an energy efficient model. Insulation is one of the most important, as this is what will keep heat from escaping from the hot tub, which will mean that less energy is required to heat it. Look for a hot tub with high quality insulation that won’t lose its insulating value within a couple of years like many materials can. Another key feature of energy efficiency will be the way that the filtering system works - it should be designed to use low energy and function at a high level. Many of the inbuilt features of a hot tub can also affect efficiency, such as the lights - LED technology, for example, lasts longer, costs less and produces more light per watt.
How can you make your hot tub as efficient as possible?
- Invest in a high quality cover. A cover that fits well and is high quality will help to maintain the water temperature in the hot tub and prevent water loss.
- Turn the jets off when not in use. A hot tub uses jets to circulate water and this is great when you’re in the hot tub. However, the air can cool the water, which means more energy is necessary to get it back to the right temperature again. That’s why it’s so important to turn the jets off when you’re not in the hot tub.
- Maintain your hot tub regularly. There are many reasons why maintenance will help you to keep your costs down. For example, clogged filters mean the pump has to work overtime to circulate water in the hot tub, which can drive up energy costs.
- Turn the heat down. Keeping your hot tub at a low temperature when not in use means you’ll have a short wait to reach the right temperature - but lower energy bills too.
Lower costs and greater peace of mind are the result of having an energy efficient hot tub. 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