Hot tubs are a great way to relax, but they typically come with an increase in your electric bill. However, with the right smart investments and a dedication to proper usage and maintenance, you can conserve energy while still enjoying your hot tub.
Invest in a Quality Cover
Heat rises. Unfortunately, when your hot tub isn’t covered, all of the heat can rise right out of the tub. A high-quality cover can insulate your hot tub and prevent it from losing as much heat when not in use. Regularly inspect your cover for rips or tears.
For more comprehensive coverage, invest in a floating thermal blanket to prevent heat loss from evaporation between the surface of the water and your tub cover.
Adjust the Temperature
Avoid maxing out your hot tub temperature. It may be tempting to keep your tub as hot as you possibly can, but you’ll have to pay for each month if you do. If you drop the temperature even just a couple of degrees, you likely won’t notice a big difference, but your utility bill certainly will.
Use a Wind Barrier
Wind can affect the temperature of your water when the tub is in use or not covered. Use a barrier to protect your hot tub from the wind while in use. You can plant hedges, put up a privacy wall or fence, or use a coverall.
As an added bonus, the barrier can also protect your hot tub cover from strong gusts of wind when you’re not using your hot tub.
Choose Energy-Efficient Lights
Your hot tub uses energy for more than just heat. Lights, especially if left on when the hot tub is not in use, can waste a lot of energy. Invest in long-lasting energy-efficient light bulbs to reduce energy use. You should always double check you’ve turned off the lights after enjoying a soak in your hot tub as well.
Clean and Replace the Filter
Dirty filter cartridges reduce water flow and make your pump work much harder for worse results, which can lead to higher energy bills.
Invest in two sets of filter cartridges. When you change the water every 3-4 months, switch out the clean and dry filter and start soaking the dirty filter in a non-foaming filter cleanser overnight.
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