How much Energy does a Hot Tub Consume?
We all love relaxing in a hot tub, especially during those cold months, and even more so when we can bring that experience right outside our backdoor!
You might stress over wondering how much more this will cost, and what is the added amount of electricity you will be using. There are ways to mitigate these costs though. So read on to find out how much energy a hot tub can use, and find out how you can reduce your energy consumption while you soak!
What is the cost?
There are many factors that contribute to the cost of running a spa. If you live in a mild climate, chances are your energy costs will be low. However, if you reside in harsher climates like in Canada this will increase the costs of your energy bill.
If you plan on purchasing a new tub, it is likely to be reasonably energy-efficient due to advances in technology in the way the heating equipment runs.
Another factor to consider is size. If you’re looking to reduce associated costs, you might what to look into a model that seats up to 3 people if your family unit is on the smaller size.
In terms of cost, a well-built, properly insulated hot tub will cost you about $1 per day, or $50 on the high end per month on average.
How much Electricity?
There are numerous factors that can increase the amount of electricity your hot plunge tub will use including the size, temperature setting, climate and quality of your water heater.
Your heater is the main energy consumer, which draws between 1,500w -6,000w depending on the size of your heater.
Another factor is that spas require chemicals to clean the water. This can add additional costs of $100 to maintenance each year!
One way you can almost eliminate these costs is by finding a model with an automated water care system so you only have to drain it once a year, not only reducing your water bill, but reducing water wastage.
How can you Reduce Energy Consumption?
When it comes to being mindful of our planet, finding a hot tub that improves energy efficiency is important. Not only will this save money on your energy bill, but you can continue to reduce stress during your hot soak, and worry less about the costs.
When it comes to owning a spa and understanding how much energy they use, you might be wondering if there are ways to be more energy efficient. Not only should a model be designed specifically for harsher climates where you might live, but they should also be made to last longer, in turn costing less to run, and easier to maintain.
If you would like to know more ways to be energy efficient, we recommend this blog on “5 Things That Make a Hot Tub Energy Efficient“.
Many factors can contribute to the actual cost and electrical consumption of running your tub. This includes size, climate, temperature setting and the quality of your heaters.
Finding a new model that can reduce energy consumption that are designed for harsher climates and are energy efficient will keep your energy bills down while you continue to enjoy the stress-reducing benefits of a hot soak.
We hope this article has helped you understand the associated costs of running a spa, and that you now know ways you can reduce these costs. So keep on soaking, because we all know, you definitely deserve it!