When setting out to purchase a Jacuzzi (ג׳קוזי), one can easily get lost among the many choices, accessories, and excitement. This is why sometimes we can forget that getting a spa is not all fun and games; your hut tub would require regular maintenance, choosing the right one to suit your need can be confusing, and to top it off, it is not a cheap investment either. In calculating the costs of purchasing a hot tub, most of us tend to neglect to calculate yet another expense; the cost of electricity used to operate the tub. Many have expressed surprise of the spike in their electricity bill after purchasing a hot tub, so make sure you come prepared. On average, it may cost $1 per day, but when you are not careful electricity costs can easily balloon to $100 or more.
There are several factors influencing the energy consumption of your Jacuzzi (בריכות ספא). The most influential factor is heat. The tub chiefly uses electricity in operating its heating element. The hotter the water is, the more electricity is being used. It is recommended that hot tubs be set at no more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and some are preprogrammed this way. The more divergent expense on electricity is usually caused by poor insulation. A tub with good insulation would better retain heat, and its heating devices would not have to go into overdrive to compensate for the loss. Certain brands are also more eco-friendly, by offering an energy efficient mechanism. A medium sized hot tub can consume 5 to 7 kWh in a day, while a tub with poor insulation may use 12 to 18 kWh per day. In the worst case scenario, this can easily add up to over 700 kWh per month. By choosing your tub carefully, the difference in electricity expense can be profound.
You can also take other measures to minimize the energy usage of your spa. You can employ the use of an insulator, or a cover, to maintain the temperature in the tub. This way, the heater would have to work less hard and less often to maintain the temperature of the water. Experiment with lower heat; many find that lowering their Jacuzzi (ג׳קוזי)temperature to 102 still provides comfortable warmth while saving energy. Heating your tub specifically only when power is in its lowest demand-also known as off-peak heating-can also help. When you are planning on leaving for quite a while, the best action to take depends on the state of your hot tub.