Save on energy bills with our new Air Source Heat Pumps

With energy prices on the rise there has never been a better time to invest in a hot tub that is designed with energy efficiency in mind. The new Superior Wellness Air Source Heat Pumps offer an efficient way of heating your hot tub. The air source heat pump works as an attachment to your hot tub and can be used all year round giving great savings on energy bills.

Air source heat pumps are an energy-efficient and economical way of heating your hot tub or swim spa. This innovation has already proved to be beneficial for heating homes, commercial spaces or swimming pools and now they have become increasingly popular for hot tubs.

How does a heat pump work?

The pump heats up the water by extracting natural heat from the outside air. The heat pump fan draws in the air and directs it over the evaporator coil which contains an advanced liquid refrigerant. The air turns into a gas which is then compressed to increase the heat. This hot gas passes through the heat exchanger which transfers the heat from the hot gas to water and heats it up.

What are the benefits of a heat pump for the end user?

  • Savings on hot tub heating bills
  • Works all year round and down to -15 degrees external temperature
  • Self-regulating and timer controlled

How much energy will I save?

We have undertaken a controlled test in the showroom here at Superior Wellness. We tested the same hot tub without using an air source heat pump and then with an air source heat pump.

This was for a 72 hour test period, with a one-hour filter cycle.  The water temperature was 39 degrees centigrade and the average outside air temperature was 16 degrees centigrade.

The test was in accordance with the CEC guidelines (California Energy Commission).

The results below are for the 72 hour test period.

How much energy will a hot tub use per day?

The test results per day from the 72 hour test for the energy usage were as follows:

Hot Tub with Superior Wellness Air Source Heat Pump – 3.36kWh

Hot Tub with no Air Source Heat Pump – 6.96kWh

How much will it cost to run a hot tub per day?

If you are using an Air Source Heat Pump to heat a hot tub it will generate a considerable saving. The figures below show the cost per day following the 72 hour test we conducted.

Hot Tub with Superior Wellness Air Source Heat Pump – £0.79 per day

Hot Tub with no Air Source Heat Pump – £1.63 per day

From the results we can say that by using an Air Source Heat Pump you can save approximately 50% on energy bills and energy usage.  The costs will vary depending on the hot tub, your energy tariff, how much you use your hot tub and your filter cycle.

For more information on our energy efficient innovations, visit our energy efficient insulation blog, or contact our team today.

If you are interested in stocking the Superior Wellness Air Source Heat Pump, please contact your Account Manager or email [email protected] if you are new to Superior Wellness.