Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) June 6, 2010
There are lots of good reasons to conserve energy. It’s good for the planet and good for your wallet. As a hot tub owner, whether you’re looking to “go green” or simply lower your electric bill, the experts at ThermoSpas, Inc. have compiled a list of tips and tricks to keep consumption levels down and fun levels up.
The key to conserving energy in a hot tub is to only get the water hot when you need it and to prevent that heat from escaping. As an added benefit, these tips will also help to reduce wear on the spa’s parts.
1. Use a timer. You can reduce operating costs by setting the heater timer to come on and heat the tub 15-20 minutes before you’ll be using it. A wireless thermometer can be set up to allow you to monitor your spa’s temperature from up to 100 feet away. Contact your spa’s manufacturer to see what your options are.
2. Always lock the cover down when the spa is not in use. This is not only a safety requirement, but it prevents heat loss by ensuring the cover is properly located on the spa coping with no gaps.
3. Close any valves when the spa is not in use. This will prevent warm air from exiting the hot tub and being replaced with cold air.
4. Lower the filter cycle duration to save electricity. Jon Peterson, an engineer at ThermoSpas, Inc, says that this technique is best suited for hot tubs that receive minimal use by only one or two persons. Do not shorten the filtration cycles at the expense of water quality or chemistry.
5. Do not raise and lower the spa water temperature on spas used primarily on weekends. Maintaining the water temperature using the economy mode uses far less energy than dropping the spa 20 degrees for 4 to 5 days and then reheating it.
6. If your hot tub has a sleep mode, use it when away for an extended time.
7. If the electric company offers reduced rates during peak hours, take advantage of the savings by heating the spa after a drain and refill during this time period.
8. Consider adding a wind/privacy screen. Not only do they make excellent design components, they also reduce heat loss from the tub caused by exposure to the wind and keep you more comfortable while you enter and exit your spa.
9. Avoid wasting water. Keeping your hot tub in good repair is a good way to ensure it is using water efficiently. Inspect your spa regularly for leaks, and also be sure to position jets so that the water stays where it belongs, in your hot tub.
10. And lastly, for the environment - Drain the hot tub only when necessary. Make sure you’re maintaining a proper chemical balance in your hot tub. If properly maintained, a hot tub only needs to be drained and refilled every 3-4 months. When it’s time to drain your spa, be sure to drain to a sanitary sewer or use the water for lawn irrigation. Make sure no chemicals have been added for at least 48 hours before draining.
If you’re looking for more ideas to decrease energy consumption, visit ThermoSpas’ online store at http://www.online.thermospas.com. Here you can find great deals on ThermoSpas spa covers. Designed to save you money, ThermoCovers have a 4 ½ inch core of the best Super-Foam - the same insulation used on the Alaskan Pipeline! Experts suggest replacing a hot tub cover every five years to help reduce monthly operating costs. Or, look into adding a ThermoBlanket. These energy-efficient floating blankets will help retain heat and reduce the amount of moisture building up inside the cover, extending its life.
Founded in 1983, ThermoSpas, Inc. is a privately owned manufacturer and retailer of hot tubs, swim spas and outdoor living products. Based in Wallingford, C T, the company is the largest hot tub retailer in the U.S. and also sells in sections of Europe and the Middle East. ThermoSpas is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the APSP Inspire Award for spa promotion and innovation, the APSP Eagle Award for commitment to industry advancement, the Consumers Digest Best Buy Award and the Better Business Bureau Consumer Education Award. For more information on ThermoSpas, please visit http://www.thermospas.com.
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