Now that winter is around the corner, you may want to keep your hot tub as warm as can be, so that on those cold nights, you can just jump in and enjoy the warmth right away. But we all know how costs can build up, especially in the winter when you are trying to keep your tub water warm. Here are our top energy saving tips for your hot tub this winter.First and foremost, we recommend to anyone with a hot tub, no matter what time of year it is, to purchase a cover for it. This will help ensure the water stays warm and protected from the outside all year long. It will help stop heat from escaping, especially on cold winter nights. It will also help keep snow out, as it will cover any nooks or crevices that your hot tub may have that snow can seep into.
Our second suggestion is to keep a timer on your hot tub. A timer will tell your hot tub when it should heat itself up, which will not only be a time saver, but an energy saver too. You don't want to run your heater all day and all night, so setting a timer to go off at a certain time to warm your tub will help reduce energy costs this winter. You can time it so that by the time you get home from work or school, that your hot tub is ready for use! No more, no less.
Another tip to reduce energy costs for hot tubs is to create a shield around the area of your tub. This will help prevent wind, ice, snow and all other seasonal weather implications from impacting the temperature of your tub. Even when your hot tub is open and you are enjoying yourself in it, the wind can be a huge factor in making your water become cold. Therefore blocking large, open areas from the wind in the winter will help reduce the amount of time you are pumping heat into your hot tub.
Additionally, purchasing an energy efficient hot tub is the simplest solution to save this winter. Knowing that you don't have to go above and beyond to ensure your hot tub stays warm but efficient all winter long will help your energy bills forever. Making sure your tub is energy efficient will also ensure that the lights, jets and even filter system does not use an astronomical amount of energy this winter season.
It is also important to note that even though all of these tips are great for decreasing your energy costs in the winter, they also help out in the summer too. Making sure your hot tub is energy efficient will help reduce your costs all year round, not only on energy bills but in upkeep and maintenance. For more information on what types of hot tubs we offer at Seaway Pools and Hot Tubs, visit our website, www.seawaypoolsntubs.com, or call a representative at our offices at 905-294-8030.