Winter is a great time to own a hot tub. A warm, refreshing soak is a perfect way to wake up in the morning or to wind down and relieve stress after a busy, chilly day. Of course, winter is also the time you’re most likely to be heating your home, leading you to wonder how much energy a new hot tub will use. While you will use more energy to heat your hot tub in winter than you will in summer, modern, high-quality hot tubs are extremely energy efficient, consuming only moderate amounts of power.
Hot tub designers have built in many power-saving features to help spa owners enjoy their relaxation time and the benefits of hydrotherapy without worrying about high electricity costs—regardless of the time of year. Dense insulation, energy-efficient heaters and pumps, and covers that serve to trap heat all play roles in reducing hot tub energy needs. To help you plan ahead for hot tub ownership, here’s everything you need to know about hot tub power consumption.