Hot tubs are a fantastic addition to any UK home, providing relaxation and stress relief year-round. However, enjoying your hot tub doesn’t mean you have to compromise on energy efficiency and sustainability. In this blog post, we’ll explore strategies to help you reduce hot tub energy consumption without sacrificing your comfort or the environment.
Energy-Efficient Hot Tub Models
The first, and probably most obvious way to reduce energy costs and usage is to choose a model that is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Look for features like better insulation, energy-efficient pumps, and well-constructed structures.
Invest in Insulation and Covers
The UK’s often chilly climate means your hot tub will have to work harder to maintain a comfortable water temperature. Enhance your hot tub’s insulation by insulating any external pipes, as well as investing in a solid, well-sealed cover. These additions reduce heat loss, keeping the water warmer for longer and requiring less energy to maintain your desired temperature.
Maintain Water Temperature Wisely
Similar to reducing your home heating bill, lowering your hot tub water temperature by just a few degrees can significantly reduce energy consumption. Aim for a comfortable temperature between 37°C and 39°C rather than running your hot tub at maximum heat. This can help save energy while still providing a soothing experience.
Consider a Heat Pump
We have spoken a lot about the VIAN Power heat pump, and this is a very popular product amongst our hot tub and swim spa customers. Designed to work all year around, the VIAN heat pump offers amazing savings during the winter months. These heat pumps were subjected to real-world testing in West Sussex between the 8th of December 2022 to the 7th of January 2023. During this period, the average daily kWh usage over the test period was just 3.75 kWh, equating to £1.27 per day!
Keep your hot tub in optimal condition by adhering to a regular maintenance schedule. Clean the filters, inspect for leaks, and ensure that all components are working efficiently. A well-maintained hot tub requires less energy to operate, reducing energy consumption and prolonging the life of your equipment.
Keeping a close eye on your hot tub’s usage patterns can help you identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption. Are there periods when the tub is rarely used? For example, if you know you are unlikely to use your hot tub in the winter, why not consider a winter hibernation service?
How Can We Help?
Enjoying your hot tub while being environmentally conscious and energy-efficient is entirely possible nowadays. By following these strategies, you can reduce your hot tub’s energy consumption without sacrificing your comfort. Not only will you save money on your energy bills, but you’ll also contribute to a more sustainable future for our planet and you can continue to soak in relaxation guilt-free. For more information about how Spafix can help you reduce your hot tub’s energy consumption, simply contact us.