How to Save Money on Pool Heating
When certain provisions are made to enhance efficiency, pool heating is an affordable option that can be enjoyed by all pool owners. In order to make the most out of your pool heating for the least amount of money, EvoHeat recommend applying as many of the following methods as possible to your system:
CHOOSING A CORRECTLY SIZED HEAT PUMP
An incorrectly sized heat pump will not adequately heat your pool and will also create large energy bills while attempting to do so. There are many factors other than the pool volume that will play a role in determining the correct heat pump for you.
By completing an EvoHeat Pool Heat Evaluation, we run all your pool’s information through a specially developed program to calculate and guarantee the correct size heat pump and estimated running costs along with a full detailed report.
USING AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HEATING OPTION
Using an inefficient means of heating will not only produce far less heat but will also make your energy bills skyrocket!
With one of the highest Coefficiency Of Performance (C.O.P.) ratings available worldwide, EvoHeat pool and spa heat pumps are up to 15 times more energy-efficient than other technologies in the market, such as gas boiler & electric element.
USING A POOL COVER
By using a pool cover on both indoor and outdoor pools, it will greatly minimise the evaporation and loss of heat therefore producing savings of up to 70%! The use of a cover also will trap the existent heat in the pool therefore allowing you to run your heat pump for a shorter amount of time to reach the desired temperature – saving energy and your money!
PAIRING WITH SOLAR PV
Solar PV can help offset the costs of running your heat pump and may help reduce your pool heating running costs to almost nothing! When pairing with a pool cover, Solar PV is an excellent choice in reducing your power bills.
With regular maintenance, up to 30% improvement in unit efficiency and up to 25% in savings can be expected when keeping the unit in its best physical shape.
By providing your heat pump with regular maintenance, you will prevent larger & costlier problems appearing later on, extend your unit’s lifespan and ensure the highest efficiency possible!
NOT RUNNING AS LONG IN SUMMER
In summer or warmer temperatures your heat pump usage will be reduced because your pool water will be warmer, and your heat pump will not need to run as long to reach your desired pool temperature. You may like to consider decreasing your desired water temperature in summer when the outside air is warmer and more comfortable to swim.
MAINTAINING THE TEMPERATURE
It is important to both check and maintain the pool’s water temperature regularly. If the pool’s temperature drops by a significant amount it will require a greater amount of energy to reheat the pool to the desired temperature, rather than keep it stable.
A more obvious solution to saving money is to turn the heat pump off if the pool is not to be used for an extended period of a few months.
OPERATING DURING OFF PEAK TIMES
By operating your heat pump during off-peak electricity rates (these are times when households are not using as much energy – generally at night or on the weekend), you can use your heat pump at a cheaper cost. Our EvoHeat CS units come with a Tarrif+ control system to identify these times and operate accordingly to save you money!
APPLYING SHELTERING IN HIGH WIND AREAS
In high-wind areas your pool should be sheltered to prevent heat loss – this can be done through a variety of means such as landscaping, fencing or well-trimmed hedges.
Contact EvoHeat today on 1300 859 933 to learn how we can save you money on your pool heating costs!