Most potential hot tub buyers worry about how much their energy costs will increase once they install a tub. Beachcomber’s hot tubs are designed to prevent this from happening. From our energy efficient pumps and motors, to our 3 and 4 walled insulation design, we build our tubs to save you money.
Below are some tips that that will help you save even more money.
Every Beachcomber Heatshield Cover is built tough to allow your hot tub to perform in all seasons. These covers form a vacuum seal around the entire lip of the hot tub, much like the cap of a thermos bottle. This prevents steam from escaping from the water’s surface, the place where the greatest heat loss takes place. All our covers are custom-built in Canada at our factory facility; with proper care your cover will last for years, saving you money on heating costs.
Not to mention the aesthetic aspect of it, having a windbreak around your hot tub can also significantly reduce heat loss. Reducing the wind exposure allows the heat from the surface of the water to stay around the tub, rather than being pushed away and forcing the tub to work harder to produce more.
Control Panel Settings
Maintaining your hot tub at a high temperature all-yearlong is unnecessary. By setting your tub’s temperature to a more reasonable temperature, you’ll save money on heating. You can go even further by maintaining your tub at a temperature below soaking temperature, then only increasing the temperature when bathing.
Reduce Heating Time
Always turn down your heater when you are away from home for extended periods of time. If you live in a climate where the temperature doesn’t deep below zero, you can get away with turning off your heater. If not, some heating must be maintained to prevent freeze damage to the pipes and plumbing.
A worn-out hot tub filters will increase the amount of energy used by your tub. Having a clogged filter forces your motor to stutter, and doesn’t allow your heater element to work as effectively.
Reducing your energy usage is an incredibly important part of owning a hot tub.