Hot tubs are clearly built to be enjoyed, and often! It should therefore come as no surprise that they require electricity to heat and circulate water, and power the jets, lights, and various built-in features. But just how much of a spike in your electricity bill are you likely to see?
Well if you go with a high-quality construction, the answer might be surprise you.
Typically, you are looking at monthly electrical costs in the $10 – $20 range! There are a few factors you need to consider, including your local climate, the temperature you set it at, and the cost of electricity in your specific location.
What really makes the difference in operating costs is the type of hot tub you choose.
Factors to Look for:
Look closely at the insulation, the density of the cover you choose, the pump, and the heaters. Essentially, a high-quality construction is going to be able to maintain and circulate heat at a much, much more efficient rate than a flimsy, poorly insulated cheaper option.
With the help of our patented Hybrid3 4-wall insulation, that moves the mechanics of the hot tub outside of the shell and underneath the steps, Beachcomber Hot Tubs have been shown to be up to 33% more energy efficient than competitor models.
Along with the longer product lifetime, the lower cost of operation is another reason that it’s important to look past the upfront costs as you weigh the options in your home spa purchase. If you go too low in your initial investment on a non-reputable brand, you are likely going to see a much higher spike in energy consumption and a short lifespan of usage ahead.
To get a fuller picture of the monthly costs, be sure to try out Beachcomber’s Energy Calculator.