Ways to Reduce Your Hot Tub Energy Costs

A hot tub is a great way to relax and unwind, but if not managed correctly, it can consume a lot of energy. But have no fear, in this blog post, we’ll share some tips and strategies you can try to help you maintain the warmth and enjoyment of your hot tub while keeping the energy bill down. 

Replace Your Hot Tub Cover

Worn-out hot tub covers are often the largest source of heat loss in hot tubs. Just like your hot tub, the cover also utilizes foam to provide insulation. This foam is covered in a vapor barrier that prevents it from becoming waterlogged. If your hot tub cover gets damaged, the foam will start to take on water and become heavier.

happy user that saves money on electricity while using a hot tub

Inspect your cover for pooling water, rips, and other signs of damage, and replace it as necessary. 

When purchasing a new hot tub cover, make sure to get a well-fitted one. This will ensure the top edges are sealed and retain heat as much as possible.

Keep Your Hot Tub Cover Locked

On the topic of heat retention, make sure to lock your hot tub cover when you’re not using the spa. The locks help keep the cover firmly closed helping prevent heat loss and evaporation. If your locks are broken, you can often find replacements.  

Replace Your Hot Tub Filters

Dirty hot tub filters use more energy because water cannot pass through them as easily as they do clean filters. In addition to cleaning your hot tub filters once a month, you’ll want to replace them annually and give them a deep clean every three to four months.

Invest in SmartTub®

smarttub app on a screen of a cell phone

One of the easiest ways to save on energy costs in your hot tub is to invest in smart technology like SmartTub®. SmartTub® allows you to control and monitor your hot tub remotely from your smart device. It also includes the following features:

  • Energy usage estimation
  • Automatic updates
  • Easy setup
  • Smart system learns your preferences

Lower the Water Temperature

Another way to reduce your energy costs is to simply lower the temperature of your spa water. This doesn’t mean you should constantly change the temperature depending on when you’re going to use it. Just change it slightly 1-2 degrees lower than you normally would. 

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Although these changes are small, when combined together, they can make your hot tub usage more energy efficient. If you have any questions about hot tub maintenance or water care, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll happily answer any questions you may have!