Keep Your Electric Bill Low With An Energy Efficient Hot Tub

August 2, 2010

Here’s an email I received a few days ago about energy efficient hot tubs:

Hi Alice:  I run electricity audits and I’ve been asked by a client to recommend a cost-efficient hot tub. Looks like you promote the Hot Springs line, any other brand you recommend or is it the best out there for keeping electric bills low?

Thanks, Chris Hunt, PowerDown. I did a little research on Chris and found out that he is a long-time advocate of alternative energy and energy efficiency.   He transformed his own house to be as efficient as possible and started PowerDown in the San Francisco Bay Area to help local residents realize the economic and environmental benefits of energy conservation. His clients have saved anywhere from 13% to 35% month over month after a PowerDown audit.  You can see that Chris an expert in energy costs and efficiency.  Thank you, Chris for writing. Great question!

Hot Spring Spas  have made a huge commitment to engineer energy efficiency into their spas. And,  Hot Spring is the only manufacturer who has conducted 3rd party testing by an independent laboratory. Thanks to Hot Spring, you will know the actual energy costs associated with a wide range of mean ambient temperatures nationwide and they are, in fact, the lowest for any spa made. To find out exactly how much a Hot Spring Spa would cost to operate in your area, go to the online energy calculator.

* Compared with most spas, Hot Spring Spas cost 1/2 to 1/3 less to operate.

* Hot Spring’s 110V models 355 gallons (or less) are documented to cost under $20/month in the coldest winter months including surcharges and winter rates for the largest utilities in the Puget Sound area.

Every Hot Spring Spa has multiple energy saving features built-in to make it the most EnergySmart Spa™ in the industry. There is nothing else on the market that comes close to this kind of efficiency.

#1 Totally Insulated Construction. Hot Spring Spas use multiple layers of high-density, closed-cell polyurethane foam, like a commercial freezer. Closed-cell foam is water repellent, while less expensive, open-cell foam can absorb water, which reduces its insulating value.

#2 Exclusive Insulated Cover. Most spa manufacturers purchase covers from outside suppliers.  Hot Spring makes its own covers for a customized fit. Using an exclusive design in the cover hinge that forms a tight seal, each cover locks in heat with 1.5 or 2 lb. foam insulation.

#3 Heat 24/7. Hot Spring Spas’ energy saving features maintain the water at your desired temperature, eliminating expensive heating, cooling and filtration cycles. It’s hot and ready when you are at the lowest monthly operating cost.

#4 Superior Filtration. Hot Spring Spa’s superior filtration system and  EverFresh® water care system feature the highly effective FreshWater® III CD ozone generator, reducing the need to refill the spa and heat new water. Hot Spring Spas save water, too.

#5 Efficient Jet Pump. Unlike over-sized, high-horsepower jet pumps used in many other brands, the single-speed Wavemaster® jet pump uses only the energy needed to deliver a powerful hydro-massage experience. There’s no wasted energy-you’re using only what you need.

#6 Dedicated Circulation Pump. The single-speed Silent Flo 5000® circulation pump ensures 24-hour filtration (which maintains constant heat and cleaner water) while using less energy to operate than a 40-watt light bulb.

#7 Warm Air Induction System. A patented pump shroud captures heated air (110° – 130°) generated by the jet pump and directs it into the spa’s water, slowing the water’s cool-down rate while the spa is in use and saving energy.

#8 No-Fault® Heater. The unique, patented design ensures maximum efficiency by transferring over 98% of the heat it produces into the water…minimizing waste and energy cost.

#9 LED Interior Light. Uses far less energy than a standard light bulb.

#10 SmartJet® System. This system provides a variety of massage options without over-sized or multiple jet pumps. Simply turn on the jet system you want…and nothing more.

#11 Hydraulically Efficient Plumbing. A manifold plumbing system minimizes restrictions in the water flow, so less jet horsepower (and less energy) is required to deliver a strong feel at the jets.

Hot Spring is the only spa manufacturer to have won multiple awards for energy efficiency. As the industry leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of energy-efficient hot tubs, Hot Spring is the winner of a 2008 ENVY Award for energy-efficient hot tub design and the 2008 Flex Your Power Award from the State of California for leadership in energy-efficient manufacturing operations.

So, Chris, I know that’s a long answer to prove that a Hot Spring Spa is your top choice for energy efficiency and cost effectiveness. Your clients will thank you when you recommend a Hot Spring! There’s nothing else like it. Thanks again, for writing!

SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.

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