05:08PM | 05/30/05
Member Since: 05/29/05
4 lifetime posts
We recently installed an outdoor hot tub in Maine when we built our new home. Right now the tub is costing about $100 in the winer to heat with electicity. Does anyone have any experience with using a heat changer and a oil fired hot water furnace to heat a hot tub? This was recommend to me but I am not sure if the $1900 to convert is worth it? Any thoughts are appreciated!


Jim D

01:08AM | 05/31/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
Ape54321 - Hi, I had an outdoor Jacuzzi at my last rental home on VA's Northern Neck. We didn't get as cold as you folks do but we get our share of snow. I don't know how often you use the hot tub in the winter, but what I learned to do was to crank the thermostat down to about 50 degrees during the week when I wasn't going to use the Jacuzzi. That cut way back on my electric bill. On the weekends when I'd expect to use it, I'd go and turn the thermostat back up - it'd take about 5-6 hours max to get back up to the normal 102 degrees I liked it at. I hope someone who's gone the heat exchanger route posts and gives you some help. Good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA
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