If you’ve ever opened a water bill to discover an outrageous charge, usually indicating an unknown leak, you may be a bit hesitant to install a hot tub. After all, if a tiny leak can rack up a huge bill, what would a hot tub do? How much does a hot tub impact your bills? The answers may surprise you, but here’s a hint: it’s good news!
So, the difference that an unknown water leak and a giant tub of water have on your water bill is actually quite simple. The leak goes on and on while your tub fills up and holds that water. You will have to drain your spa and refill it once every 3 to 4 months, but other than that, your hot tub shouldn’t impact your water bills much.
As with most appliances, the amount your power bill increases depends on several factors. The size, frequency of use, and even the weather can influence the energy your hot tub uses. Some hot tub users have reported as little as a $10 increase in their monthly bills, but it could be higher, especially in the winter. The average cost is about $23 a month. There are, however, some precautions you can take to keep your energy usage down if you’re concerned about the increase in your bill.
Energy Efficiency Tips
To help your spa run more energy-efficiently, and to keep your power bills low, follow these guidelines:
- Invest in a thermal floating blanket to keep your hot tub insulated in the winter, using less energy to maintain the temperature.
- Don’t turn your hot tub off in between uses, instead turn it down a few degrees if you know you won’t be soaking for a few days.
- Keep on top of your maintenance schedule. A well maintained hot tub is a happy and efficient hot tub.