Most hot tub owners don’t use their hot tubs every day. I sure don’t and I love mine! So it’s natural to wonder should a hot tub be left on all the time?
Leaving your hot tub running all the time appears to be a waste of energy. After all, you’re only likely to utilise it a few hours every week. I decided to dig into the issue of keeping the hot tub running all the time further, and this is what I discovered.
Should I leave my hot tub running at all times?
Yes, you should keep your hot tub running at all times. Hot tubs are built to be constantly on, and it is more cost effective to maintain the water hot than to heat it up from cold each time you wish to use it.
Why Are Hot Tubs Left On?
The major reason for this is that after your hot tub has achieved the proper temperature, it only requires a tiny amount of power to keep it running. This is especially true in the summer if you have a high-quality cover and a well-insulated hot tub. In reality, your hot tub may consume relatively little energy in this case.
However, the higher the ambient temperature, the more energy it will require to stay warm. Furthermore, if your hot tub lacks enough insulation, it will need more energy on a daily basis to maintain warm. Despite this, the common recommendation is to keep your hot tub running at all times because a variety of challenges and problems can arise while the hot tub is idle.
The good news about running a hot tub
The good news is that hot tubs are meant to be kept on, so they have various features that assist them in maintaining their temperature and, as a result, lowering operating expenses. This is where a high-quality tub’s performance differs significantly from that of a low-cost tub. Tubs that are inexpensive to purchase may frequently have substantially greater running expenses in the long run due to inefficiency.
Good quality hot tubs include insulating side panels and coverings to keep as much heat in the water as possible. They also feature more efficient heating components, which save time and energy when adding heat as needed.
When should you turn your hot tub off
There will be instances when you will need to switch off your hot tub. Some of these are straightforward to forecast, while others are dependent on how frequently you’ll use your tub at different times of the year. As previously said, hot tubs must be drained on a regular basis – we recommend every three months for domestic tubs and more frequently for those in vacation rentals, etc.
If there are periods of the year when you are certain you will not want to use your tub, it may be a good idea to drain it and turn it off. Many of our customers like using their tubs in the winter, and we encourage that you do so before deciding to turn it off.
If you decide not to use your tub throughout the winter, it may be emptied and turned off. We can assist you with this, as well as prepare it for usage in the spring. We offer expert draining services through our team of engineers since emptying a hot tub for winter poses concerns to the pumps and plumbing.
If you’re going to be away from home for an extended period of time – perhaps you’re lucky enough to have a property where you spend the summer – you should think about shutting off your Hot Tub. You’ll need to leave your tub empty and sheltered from the weather, much like people who don’t use their tub in the winter.
Can you turn off a hot tub when it is not in use?
You could, of course, turn it off, but this is not suggested.
When you leave your hot tub running every day, you use less power than if you turned it on every time you used it. Particularly if you use it more than twice a week.
If you are only using your hot tub once a week, should you still keep it on?
Yes, you should.
The only time you need to turn off your hot tub is if you are going to be gone for a longer period (say, months). A good example might be at a vacation home you only use part of the year.
It does not make any sense to keep it running if you will not even be there to use it, now does it?
And of course, if you are not using it at all, you should not keep it on. Now if you use it once a week, keep it running all the time. That way it will be ready for use when you are. And your electricity costs will be lower.
Of course, you will occasionally turn it off during maintenance or cleaning. For example, if you are replacing the water in it, by draining it out or refilling the hot tub, you should turn it off then.
Also, if you are repairing parts or performing maintenance on your hot tub, you must turn it off.
You don’t want to get electrocuted because you left it on and accidentally touched anything. So, if you’re not going to use it for a month or longer, turn it off. Otherwise, please keep your hot tub running at all times!
Is it true that a hot tub consumes a lot of electricity?
A hot tub consumes a lot of electricity if it is repeatedly switched on and off.
But it really doesn’t consume that much power when it’s turned on all the time. There are several additional factors to consider when calculating how much power is required to run your hot tub.
For most hot tub owners, a hot tub will cost them between $20 and $50 per month on their power bill.
This can be determined by the following factors:
Do you always keep the cover on while it’s not in use?
What temperature have you set it to?
How effective is the insulation in your hot tub?
How much does your power cost per kilowatt-hour?
As you can see, there are several circumstances that might occur and result in your charge.