With the current UK energy crisis seeing homeowners bills significantly increase, you might be looking at alternative methods to help keep your bills low around the house. Over recent years, people have been installing solar panels to help power their home alongside their traditional energy source. Solar panels are a renewable energy source that helps to cut down on your energy bills as well as your carbon footprint.
We break down if it’s possible to heat your hot tub using solar panels and if it could be a cost-effective alternative to using your traditional energy to power your hot tub.
Can I Power A Hot Tub With Solar Panels?
The short answer is yes you are able to use solar panels to heat up your hot tub. However, you are not able to set up solar panels to directly power your spa. Instead, if you already have solar panels fitted to your home, you can use your solar panels to heat up your hot tub so it’s ready for when you want to use it.
If you set your hot tub to heat during the day, then it can use the solar panels to heat the spa, since this will be when they can get the sunlight. If you heat your hot tub during the day, then it will be at the optimum temperature in the evenings when you are ready to use it.
With our range of hot tubs, you can access the controls remotely via WiFi. Simply connect to your hot tub via your phone and then you can set your hot tub to heat up during the day in just a few taps!
What Are The Advantages To Using Solar Panels?
There are two main advantages to using solar panels to heat up your hot tub. Firstly, solar panels are a self-sustaining energy source, meaning that it doesn’t cost you anything to use the energy the solar panels convert – there will just be the initial costs of purchasing and installing the solar panels. This means if you use solar power to heat up your hot tub, you aren’t using your traditional energy source, which cuts down on your bills. Since we are in the midst of a nationwide energy crisis, we’re all hunting for alternative and cost-effective methods for our energy usage.
Secondly, solar panels are a renewable energy source, as they use the light from the sun and convert this into energy. This makes it an eco-friendly energy source that isn’t contributing to pollution or climate change. This is something to consider if you’re conscious of your carbon footprint and energy usage.
What Are The Limits Of Using Solar Panels To Heat Your Hot Tub?
The main limit of using solar panels to heat your hot tub is that the solar panels can only power your hot tub during the day. Since solar panels need consistent access to the sun in order to convert the sunlight into power, the panels will not be able to power your hot tub in the evenings when the sun has set.
However if you follow our tips for heating your hot tub during the day to then use in the evening, then you will be able to enjoy your hot tub whenever you want to use it!