Tips To Ensure That Your Hot Tub Stays Warm & Energy-efficient
Our homes lose about 80 percent of heat through the roof. This heat loss occurs because heat naturally rises and the roof insulation helps to keep electricity costs down. That’s the same way your hot tub works. These days, most hot tubs have covers or shells, which prevent heat loss. However, some heat will still escape through the spa cover. If you keep your hot tub running constantly, this will also take up a considerable amount of energy. Here are some hot tub energy saving tips you can keep in mind to ensure that your hot tub stays warm and energy-efficient.
Get a Hot Tub Thermal Blanket
A thermal blanket is one of the most energy efficient hot tub covers. It helps to maintain and even raise the temperature of the water without you having to use electricity. A hot tub positioned in a place that gets lots of sunlight will cause the sun to hit the blanket. The water will be heated naturally. The floating thermal blanket for hot tub selections is pretty large these days. The selection is so large because several hot tubs are being introduced to the market.
The thermal blanket also helps to maintain the right hot tub temperature when not in use. Therefore, you don’t have to use an electrical heating source. The thermal blanket especially comes in handy during the warmer months of the year. The sun is shining brightly for most of the day. A thermal blanket is also a good idea if you’ll be away for a day or two. The thermal blanket will make sure your hot tub is in great condition when you return.
Secure the Hot Tub Cover
Be sure that your pool cover is in excellent condition before you secure it. To do this, make sure that the straps are tightly latched or tied when you’re not using the hot tub. Tight straps will keep too much heat from escaping. If your pool cover is starting to deteriorate, you may notice heat is leaving the hot tub from the hinges. The edges of the hot tub may also become cooler since the cover may not cover all hot tub corners. If you find that your pool cover is heavy, this is a sign that the insulation is waterlogged. If there is a waterlogging issue, nearly all the heat-retention value of the cover is lost.
Create a Windbreak
It’s best to make a windbreak around the hot tub for heat retention. The windbreak also reduces the water’s exposure to the wind. Windbreaks are a great way to make the hot tub more private. Use a shrub, a small fence, panels or spa enclosures to keep the cool wind away from your hot tub.
Make Adjustments While on Vacation
When you’re on vacation, be sure that your thermostat is turned down. If you are traveling for more than a week during the spring and summer, turn the heat off. You can also set the thermostat as low as possible. During the fall and winter, turn the thermostat up so that the hot tub can stay warm. Turning the thermostat up also prevents the pipes from freezing. If you’re leaving during the colder months of the year, don’t forget to winterize the hot tub.
Be sure to visit the team at Atlantic Pool and Spa to get all the information you need on keeping your hot tub warm, energy-efficient and at it’s best. You can even choose a new hot tub from the impressive selection we have to offer. The Atlantic Pool and Spa team can answer any questions about your current hot tub or purchasing a new hot tub. For additional information, contact Atlantic Pool and Spa, your premier PDC Spa provider. We sell a full line of PDC hot tubs and PDC swim spas as well as PDC thermal covers. We are located in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Our long list of completely satisfied customers come from Bergen, Warren, Sussex and Morris County.