Hot tubs are a fabulous addition to your home or garden. They are great fun for all the family and add a touch of luxury. However, many people worry about the running costs of a hot tub and think that they simply cannot afford the energy to power them. This is particularly pertinent at the moment with the cost of electricity spring thanks to the energy crisis.

These days hot tubs are designed to be much more energy efficient than older models. Plus, there are many things you can do to reduce the running costs whilst still being able to enjoy the hot tub to its full potential.

Read on to find out the team at Hot Tub Barn’s top tips for keeping your hot tub as efficient as possible.

How much does it cost to run a hot tub?

Generally speaking, it costs around £30-£40 a month to run a hot tub. This can of course vary depending on the size, make and style of your hot tub.

Keep your hot tub well maintained

A hot tub which is looked after and maintained properly is less likely to malfunction or have a leak. Consequently, this can help reduce running costs as all of the components are working in an efficient manner.

You should also ensure that the hot tubs insulation is in good condition. If it is not, it could be adding to your electricity bill as the hot tub will not retain as much heat and will require more power to heat it up.

Replacing old filters and other parts can also help make the hot tub more efficient

Ensure your hot tub has a good cover

To regulate the temperature and keep heat within the hot tub when it’s not in use, it’s important have a well fitted cover attached to it. Covers create another form of insulation and prevent heat escaping.

If your cover is a few years old, it could be worthwhile considering replacing it. The materials in the cover can start to degrade after a while and may not provide as effective insulation as a new cover.

Look at the hot tub’s settings

Some more modern tubs will come with different settings that allows you to pick and choose from different modes. Some will even have an economy or eco setting. If you’re looking to save money, we’d recommend checking the settings and using the eco mode if possible.

Add additional insulation

As previously mentioned, one of the best ways to maintain your hot tub as efficient as possible is to try to keep the heat inside the hot tub as much as possible.  With this in mind, you may want to consider additional insulation to your tub around the outside to help trap the heat further.

For more information about the world of hot tubs, or if you’re looking to purchase your own hot tub, get in touch with one of our expert team members today. We would be happy to help.