Energy Saving Tips For Your Hot Tub!

There are many ways for you to save money on your spa / hot tub. Hot tub heaters can add 10-20 percent to an energy bill; find out how to cut that number down!

1. Switch off the thermostat during vacations: While you are out on vacation, or if you won’t be using your tub for more than seven days,  turn the thermostat down or turn it off entirely to save energy.

2. Keep it covered: use a spa cover when the hot tub is not in use. This way you can minimize the loss of water as well as the loss of heat.

3. Keep a steady temperature: Set your hot tub to a lower temperature and keep it there. Hot tubs set to 104 or 105 degrees use much more power to sustain this higher heat. Turning it down to 102 degrees it makes a huge difference.

4. Perform routine maintenance: A clean hot tub with parts that are in good condition will function efficiently and save you money over time. Be sure to clean filters and check your water chemical levels in a regular basis.

5. Use a timer: Most hot tub owners use their tubs frequently  - whether it is once a day or once a week – and normally at a certain time. If you know your routine, buying a hot tub timer can reduce costs by only heating your tub around the time you usually use it.

6. Off peak rates: Contact your utility provider to find out if they offer off peak rates and consider using your hot tub during these times.

7. Spa Accessories: spa additions like lights make for great features but also use more energy. If you usually use your spa at night, try to change it up with candles instead of your hot tub lights now and then.

8. Avoid wasting water: avoiding wasting water, whether by draining the hot tub or energetic  splashing. If the hot tub is used to a great extent, it should be drained every 3-4 months. Check regularly for leaks and repair them as soon as possible.

9. Buy New: Purchasing an used owned hot tub may seem like a good way to save money, but may end up costing you more in the near future. Most current hot tub models are fitted with energy saving features – more insulation and efficient motors – using much less energy that their older counterparts. When shopping around for a hot tub, don’t forget to ask your dealer about any energy saving features of the models you are interested in.

Call WireChief Electric for your hot tub installation.  Serving Greater Vancouver.

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