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How much electricity does a hot tub use?
How much electricity does a hot tub use?
Written by Kimberly Giraldo
Updated over a week ago

There are many things you will want to educate yourself about when you’re considering your next hot tub purchase. While size, brand reputation, model, jet configuration, technology, and cost are all very important factors of your selection, you’ll also want to consider the electricity usage aspect of your hot tub purchase and how that will impact your budget once you get your hot tub home. You may wonder: “How much electricity does a hot tub use?” In this article, we’ll help you get to the bottom of this question. Read on to learn about some of the important factors that will impact the answer to this question.

It’s important to keep in mind that electricity usage is dependent on a number of factors such as weather, hot tub quality, and energy efficiency of the hot tub. This is largely based on energy used to heat the hot tub and circulate the water. A nominal amount of energy is also used for the hot tub’s lighting. Interestingly, 75 percent of a hot tub’s energy expenditure is consumed when the hot tub is covered and not being used.

Electricity is used to power the hot tub, including running the jets, heat, circulation and lights. While utility costs vary, estimates in California Energy Commission ratings suggest many major brands of hot tubs cost approximately $10-21 per month to run, with the average cost of electricity on the most efficient models coming in at $15 or less per month.

How much electricity does a Jacuzzi® hot tub use?

As a company, Jacuzzi® has dedicated a lot of time and resources to creating energy efficient hot tubs and spas and set out to find the answer to this very question (keeping variables in mind). In a real-world study compiled of more than 20,000 hot tub users around the world, the average median energy use is just 6 KWh per day across all four seasons over one full year. Energy efficiency can affect usage, of course, which is why it is vital to choose an energy efficient hot tub. Due to the high energy efficiency of a Jacuzzi® hot tub, you can expect to spend approximately $1 a day to operate your hot tub.

What factors impact the electricity use of a hot tub?

Once again, there are many variables that will affect the electricity usage of your hot tub, whether it is a Jacuzzi® model or another brand. Here are a few questions that you can ask yourself that will help you determine your energy usage and what you can expect your running costs to be:

-How long will I use my hot tub for?

-How often will I use my hot tub?

-What size hot tub do I have or do I want?

-What is the weather like where I live?

-Does my hot tub have good full foam insulation?

-Does my hot tub have efficient pumps?

-Is my hot tub compatible with a smart system that helps manage energy use?

-Does my hot tub meet or exceed energy efficient standards?

-What temperature will I keep my hot tub water?

-Where will my hot tub be placed?

Energy efficiency is a crucial part of Jacuzzi® hot tub craftmanship. Every Jacuzzi® hot tub exceeds California Energy Commission standards for stand-by power consumption. Much emphasis is also placed on insulation. Jacuzzi® hot tubs have high-quality insulation that help retain the heat of your hot tub water thus reducing energy usage and, ultimately, your electricity costs.

Can smart technology affect my electricity use?

Beyond excellent insulation, smart technology compatible with your hot tub can make all the difference in managing your hot tub electricity use. For example, the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® system helps you monitor and manage your energy usage, providing the opportunity for you to schedule and adjust your hot tub’s energy use to suit your needs. You can even customize your water temperature and lighting, and even lock your hot tub at the touch of a button through the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® system app. This automation can reduce your standby power usage by up to 25 percent.

How can I keep my hot tub running costs low?

Electricity use can be managed in several ways to help increase energy efficiency while lowering your hot tub operating costs. The following factors can help:

-Excellent full foam insulation

-Energy efficient systems and pumps

-Hot tub placement — If the hot tub is exposed to the elements, it may require more power to heat and maintain water temperature

-Climate and seasons — Electricity use will very in extreme climates and colder/hotter seasons.

-A high-quality hot tub cover — The importance of this accessory should not be underestimated. It can greatly impact the retention of your hot tub’s water temperature, thus reducing electricity usage.

When you’re finalizing your hot tub purchase, keep electricity usage in mind as a key factor to that decision. If you have further questions about how much electricity a Jacuzzi® hot tub uses, a professional Jacuzzi® hot tub dealer at your local showroom can offer further clarification.

Disclaimer: All information, including pricing and product details, was accurate at the time of writing and may change without notice.

Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.

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