Guide To Hot Tub Heaters
We hop into the bathtub only if the temperature is right and equal throughout. The heaters that come long with spa or hot tubs furnish sustained heat to provide the maximum heat to provide the benefits of hydrotherapy including stress reduction, relaxation, and pain relief for arthritis. There are two types of heaters available – electric and propane heaters. The size of these heaters varies from small ones for hot tubs to aboveground and in-ground models for swimming pools.
Propane Or Gas Heater and features
Propane is considered as the “green “energy as it helps to cut emissions and protect the environment. It is non-toxic and insoluble in water and does not leave a residue in the tub. So it is considered to be clean. Propane is an efficient and friendly fuel. Propane heaters cut emission of toxins and yields 12 percent less carbon dioxide and 60 percent less carbon monoxide. Propane heaters heat water quickly and evenly compared to electric heater or other fuels.
Built-in properties of Propane
1. Propane will not ignite when combined with air.
2. Propane gas is non-toxic and insoluble in water.
3. It is not harmful to soil or water
4. Since the cost of gas is less than electricity it lowers the day-to-day cost.
Electric hot tub heater features
If the tub is a portable one you cannot use gas heater as they always come with electrical heating units. Electric water heater is also dependable performance proven and corrosion free. They are available in compact models of 5.5 kw and 11kw. Models that are available today have longer life as the heavy-duty incoloy heating elements lasts longer. The waterways, are corrosion-free copper and bronze, this enables longer life. The electric heaters have built-in safety measure to prevent operation without water flow, a temperature to prevent overheating and a good quality thermostat. They are compact and easy to install.
Tips on buying hot tub
Electric hot tub can actually make your energy bills rocket if you do not choose your system carefully. Go for a tub with full foam closed-cell insulation. This holds the energy bills down and the heat in. Look for a model with a sealed heating element as this prevents the water from touching the actual element. The heater will last longer and work more efficiently. Hot tub circulation system to be left on continuously to keep water clean and ready to use. This will save energy too. A reputable dealer will be able to tell you how much it will cost to operate a hot tub.