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Making Your Hot Tub or Sauna as Energy Efficient as Possible

August 20, 2023
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If you’re looking to reduce your energy costs and increase the efficiency of your hot tub or sauna, there are a few simple steps you can take. By following these easy tips, you’ll be able to save money on your energy bills while still enjoying the pleasure of soaking in hot water or relaxing in steamy heat.

Hot Tub Energy-Saving Tips

To help keep your energy costs low while enjoying your hot tub, you can:

Use the Right Temperature
Naya_Spa_PaysageMontagne2019Lowering the water temperature while you aren’t using the hot tub can help conserve energy. Consider setting the temperature to a level that will keep your hot tub comfortable, but not overheated when you are ready to take a dip.

Turn off the Jets
When the hot tub is not In use, be sure to shut off the jets. The jets create a powerful flow of water that can use a lot of energy to run. So when you’re not using it, turning off the jets can make a difference in your energy usage.
Protect Your Hot Tub from the Elements 
If your hot tub is exposed to the elements, you can reduce energy costs by installing a cover. A cover can help insulate your hot tub and keep it warmer longer, meaning that your hot tub won’t have to work as hard to stay warm. Covers also help prevent water loss.
You could also install your hot tub under a pergola or gazebo to help save energy.

Don’t Skip Hot Tub Maintenance

To help your hot tub run more efficiently, make sure to perform regular maintenance. Keeping it clean and free of debris can help reduce energy costs by preventing the motor from having to work harder to keep the water circulating. You should also check water chemistry regularly to ensure that your hot tub isn’t using too much energy trying to regulate itself.

Sauna Energy-Saving Tips

To help reduce your energy costs when using your sauna, you can:
Choose the Right Temperature 
Just like with a hot tub, keeping the temperature lower in between uses can help save energy. Consider setting your sauna to a slightly lower temperature than what you’d typically use.
Minimize Heat Loss 
Saunas can lose a lot of heat when left open, making it harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. To minimize heat loss, make sure you keep the doors and windows closed while it is used.
Run the Sauna for Short Periods of Time 
When using your sauna, keep each session short – no more than 15-20 minutes at a time. This will help you save energy while still getting all the benefits of using your sauna.
Perform Regular Sauna Maintenance 
Regular maintenance is just as important for saunas as it is for hot tubs. Make sure to sweep the floor and vacuum the benches regularly to keep your sauna clean. Also, check your sauna’s controls to ensure that they are functioning properly and not using more energy than necessary.

Hot Tub and Sauna Sales and Services

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your hot tub or sauna running efficiently and save energy on your monthly bills. At Young’s Hot Tub Sales and Service Center, we can help you find the hot tub or sauna of your dreams or help you maintain your current setup. Contact us today to learn more!