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    Question Energy saving when using a spa

    We've just received our first electric bill since using a spa, and we got a bit of a surprise to say the least...
    Apart from the obvious (turn heat right down when not in use), does anyone have any tips to keep monthly electric bills down?

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    Dabba

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    I'm assuming it's insulated??

    If it is, your next option is spending a few thousand for a solar boosted spa water heater, or spending a few thousand removing the spa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Username View Post
    I'm assuming it's insulated??

    If it is, your next option is spending a few thousand for a solar boosted spa water heater, or spending a few thousand removing the spa!
    Yes it has an insulated lid (and in good condition).
    sounds like a spa costs either way..!
    no worries, thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabba View Post
    We've just received our first electric bill since using a spa, and we got a bit of a surprise to say the least...
    Apart from the obvious (turn heat right down when not in use), does anyone have any tips to keep monthly electric bills down?
    Check with your electricity retailer, there maybe a better tariff that you can put the spa on to.
    There is no middle ground between facts and fallacies - argumentum ad temperantiam

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    Here are a few option:

    • Make sure the spa is insulated inside.
    • Lower the temperature and only increase it the morning you plan on using the spa.
    • Re-locate the spa to an area that is less open; ideally near some walls.
    • Add a heat-pump to the spa for heating. These are very cheap these days and use around 1/5 the power of an element heater.

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