75% reduction in Running Cost - Air Source Heat Pumps
Spoiler alert – we saw between 50% & 75% reduction on our electric consumption!
The latest innovation to reach the Hot Tub market is Air Source Heat pumps. These have been used in the Swimming Pool industry for many years but the technology has advanced allowing them to run at lower temperatures and also heat to higher temperatures that we typically run a Hot Tub at. Depending on the size of the Heat Pump, you can reduce your running costs by up to 75% over a year.
We have run experiments on the units we sell, in the videos below we use them as we quote to you ‘normal usage’ which is on permanently at 37.5 degrees Celsius with three 30 minute bathing sessions. You can of course implement the above measures to save more by only heating ahead of your bathing sessions or when your electricity is at its cheapest.
Here Geoff walks you through our R32 and HeatSeeker Air Source Heat Pumps connected to St Lucius Hot Tub in Shrewsbury. The St Lucius is one of the larger spas in the range allowing us to test the Heat Pumps to their full capabilities.
With both Heat Pumps, we disconnect the Electric Heater from the Spa and the Heat Pump replaces it. You control the set point temperature and heating windows through the topside control.
Fully integrated Inverter Heat pumps from Gecko
The Fully Integrated solution is provided by Gecko, one of the most respected names in Hot Tub equipment. Their In.temp Air Source Heat Pumps work seamlessly with the Control Panel on the spa and can be configured to run in tandem with the electric Heater if faster heatups are desired – something especially valuable in the Holiday Let market. Two power ratings are available, 5kw and 7.5kw. The 5kw unit is the entry proposition. Our pricing includes replacing the Control Pack, 3kw Heater and Topside Control. If your spa has the latest Gecko Pack – a discount may be available.
In this video Mark talks you through the entry 5kw unit and its performance in tandem with one of our BeWell Fiji Hot Tubs.
Gecko 5kw Heat Pump
If faster heat ups are required
The ultimate unit in our lineup is the in.temp 7.5kw Gecko unit. Again our pricing includes replacement control pack, control panel and heater. Here Bill one of our Directors runs you through the unit attached to his Melbourne Spa.
Gecko 7.5kw Heat Pump