Is it better to have gas or electric heat in a spa?

Asked By: Albina Swaniawski
Date created: Fri, Jan 29, 2021 2:12 AM
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  • That being said, unless a number of other savings were realized, for smaller spas and hot tubs the extra expense of going with gas heat may be hard to justify. The degree of how well a spa or hot tub is insulated plays a definite role in the operational cost of that unit. The better a unit is insulated, the less it costs to operate it.
Answered By: Sonya Jacobi
Date created: Fri, Jan 29, 2021 8:33 AM
Most portable spas have a water volumes that fall in the 350 to 550-gallon range. Using electric heat might take 7 to 8 hours to bring that spa up to set temperature. Using gas heat for hot tubs can cut this time to maybe only take 3 to 4 hours, (depending on the gas heater size). However, the bigger they are the more they cost.
Answered By: Rogelio Stehr
Date created: Fri, Jan 29, 2021 11:02 PM
PROS: Electric spa heaters have their own benefits, including: Low Operation Cost: If your spa is located in a mild climate, is well insulated and has a good spa cover, using electric spa heaters is usually less expensive to operate than gas heaters.
Answered By: Darrion Wolff
Date created: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 7:17 PM
These air sourced heat pumps are the most energy efficient and cost-effective way to heat your spa. The heat pump will override your spas built in conventional electric element and draw up to 75% less energy. Heat pumps also use 55% less energy than natural gas.
Answered By: Gideon Anderson
Date created: Tue, Feb 2, 2021 8:30 PM
The gas burns inside a combustion chamber that contains a series of copper coils. The water is heated when it passes through the coils. Gas heaters are historically the most popular swimming pool heating option, although that popularity is decreasing due to high gas prices. Gas heating may be the best way to go for hot tubs that aren’t used often.
Answered By: Katelynn Fisher
Date created: Sat, Feb 6, 2021 5:39 AM
Many hot tub owners who choose gas or electric Power Pak® systems integrate their tubs into a deck for ease of entry, overall aesthetics, and to conceal the external plumbing components of the jet system. The Power Pak® itself is weatherproof and can safely be left in the open or installed behind shrubbery for cosmetic purposes.
Answered By: Adalberto Stamm
Date created: Sat, Feb 6, 2021 11:02 AM
Benefits Of Electric Pool Heat Pumps. Like its gas counterpart, an electric heat pump has plenty of upsides: Long lasting. While there are many moving parts inside the unit (ie. fan, compressor, condenser, etc.), as long as you keep up regular maintenance it should last at least 10 years. Easy installation.
Answered By: Jewell Kub
Date created: Mon, Feb 8, 2021 9:07 AM
In some places, gas is cheap to buy and sunshine can be quite variable, so a combination of solar heating with a back up gas system is the best option for most situations. Electricity may however be cheaper than gas and the climatemay or may not be predictable, so solar panels supported by an electric boost heater is a more economic option.
Answered By: Hermann Gerlach
Date created: Tue, Feb 9, 2021 2:52 PM
Nowadays, options for heating swimming pools are a bit more efficient: homeowners usually choose either a gas/propane pool heater or an electric heat pump to achieve the perfect temperature. Whether you're designing a brand-new swimming pool, or adding heat to your existing pool, you're definitely searching for the option that works best for your upfront budget, long-term energy expenses, and lifestyle.
Answered By: Raquel Cruickshank
Date created: Wed, Feb 10, 2021 8:06 PM
The Advantages of Gas vs Electric Heat Gas heaters operate independently from outdoor conditions. A convection gas heater is simply heating the indoor air with gas combustion. It supplies a steady, consistent air flow temperature above the comfort threshold, regardless of outdoor temperatures.
Answered By: Maia Sporer
Date created: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 1:05 PM
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