Hot Tub Heater - for Your Hot Bath or Spa

By: Tatyana Turner

Taking hot bath is a very relaxing experience, especially if you have a bath or spa installed outside. But for your tub to work properly you will need the right kind of hot tub heater. Find out what your options are and how to select the right heater for you.

Isn't that great to take a hot relaxing bath outside, when the weather is quite chilly? Good tub heaters will keep your bath temperature the same even in cold weather.

Selecting the right heater for your tub or spa, can be a bit tricky. There are very many heaters available. Before you decide on what type of heater you want, think of how often your are going to use your tub. For frequent use, gas heaters are best.

Different types of hot tub heaters

There are three most popular types of heater based on the source of fuel:

- Gas heaters

- Electric heaters

- Wood heaters

Each type has its own pros and cons. You can't say that one type is better than the others, it really depends on what suits better for your spa or tub.

Electric Heaters for Hot Tubs

Electric heaters are very easy to use. All you need is a standard domestic hook-up of 110/220V. No additional wiring is required and you can use your heater anywhere where you have a standard hook-up. Another advantage is that electric heaters are easy to fix if anything is wrong with your unit, and you will not have any problems finding parts for it. Also the heater is fitted within the tub cabinet, so it is self-contained.

Disadvantage - electric heaters use a lot of energy which will drive your energy bills high.

Gas and Propane Hot Tub Heaters Save You Money

Natural gas or propane hot tub heater would be more economical. So it is better suited for frequent users of the hot tub in cold season. Also it heats the water quicker and is better for installing in the in-ground tubs. If the electrical supply is not available, an external gas or propane heater works great for keeping the tub hot.

Old Fashioned Wood Burning Hot Tub Heaters

Wood burning hot tub heaters are actually the most economical. However, you can't use it with any tub. You can only use a wood heater with wooden tubs. They heat up your tub quickly and work very efficiently. The fuel is Cord Wood or coal. This type of heater is best for people who use the hot tub occasionally.

Nothing can relax you more than taking a hot tub bath on a cold day. And with the right heater, your hot tub will work well for many years.

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