Insulation Supplier’s Tips for Keeping Hot Tub/Spas Energy Efficient

Are you one of the millions of people that own a hot tub or home spa? Has its energy consumption got your household budget looking a bit anemic? If so, there’s a solid chance that you’re not the only hot tub/spa owner feeling the pinch. According to a previous Davis Energy Group study, the average spa, when set at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, tends to require 2,514 kWh per year to operate. Thus, depending on where you live and what temperature settings you use, that could equate to an additional $450 a year in extra energy expenditures. On a positive note, there are steps that you can take to make your hot tub/spa more energy efficient. With that said, here are a few cost-saving tips from your friendly insulation supplier:

Insulate the Cabinet & Platform

To begin with, remove the hot tub/spa’s cabinet and take a look at how much insulation currently exists, if any. You’ll also want to look at the amount of insulation that is in the hot tub/spa’s platform. If it is looking a little light, add rock wool insulation boards or rock wool mattresses. They are ideal for such installations because they are hydrophobic, mold resistant, insect resistant and feature a ≥500 Degree C heat shrinkage temperature under load. The rock wool boards are superior for use in areas where there is serviceable wiring and pipes. That’s because the rock wool boards may be cut perfectly to accommodate such items. You may also want to consider outfitting the hot tub/spa’s pipes with rock wool pipe sections too. Doing so will help to keep the water running through the hot tub/spa’s pipes at the desired temperature.

Insulate the Cover & Use a Water Blanket

Next, examine your hot tub/spa’s cover. Over time, the insulation used in inexpensive covers tends to deteriorate. Thus, we’d recommend replacing it with a cover filled with rock wool insulation. That’s because rock wool insulation is also long lasting, sound absorbing and extremely energy efficient. Therefore, it will keep the heat inside of the hot tub/spa and help muffle the sound of the hot tub/spa’s working parts. You may also want to invest in a hot tub/spa water blanket too. They will help to increase the hot tub/spa’s energy efficiency even more.

Use Thermometers/Timers

Once your hot tub/spa is fully insulated, consider using a thermometer and a timer to make sure that the water stays at the desired temperature year round. We’d also suggest keeping the water temperature below normal when it’s not in use. Then set the timer to turn on the heating element roughly 15 minutes before you are ready to use the hot tub/spa. If you have an older hot tub/spa that takes more time to heat up, you may need to adjust the timer accordingly.

Maintain Pump & Filtration System

When it comes to energy efficiency, maintaining your hot tub/spa’s pump and filtration system is also important. Depending on the hot tub/spa’s make and model, you may be able to adjust the unit’s filtration cycles. We’d suggest checking your hot tub/spa’s owner manual for guidance.

Install Insulated Wind Barriers

Lastly, consider surrounding the hot tub/spa with rock wool insulated wind barriers. They will help to shield the unit from the elements. Examples of wind barriers to consider are concrete and wooden walls.

Would you like more energy saving advice from a leading insulation supplier? Contact Tenou Firesafe Insulation Company online or by calling +852 65454223.

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