February 26, 2020
Use Nature’s Free Heat
A heat pump uses nature’s ‘free heat’ from the air to heat your pool water. It applies the same principle used in refrigerators and air conditioners with technology adapted to pools and spas. A heat pump can even pull residual heat from cool air. Electricity is only needed to transfer the heat, not to create it! It is significantly less expensive than gas or electric heating. This makes a heat pump the most economical, safe and trouble-free way to heat your pool.
With their Coefficient of Performance measuring between 5 and 6, heat pumps offer very efficient heating (a Coefficient of Performance is an efficiency rating that measures the ratio of energy output to energy input). And due to this high Coefficient of Performance, heat pumps have very low operating costs. Specifically, heat pumps can cost up to six times less than gas heaters per month.
A pool heaters low operating costs make it a great long-term swimming pool heating investment. It has a much higher rate of return than a gas heater or an electric resistance heater. Also, when maintained properly, you can expect your pool heater to last for about 10 to 15 years without needing replacement.
This type of pool heating system is more reliable and efficient compared to other types of pool heating systems. Although electric heaters are a bit more expensive than the traditional gas powered heaters, it consumes less energy than the gas powered type so you end up spending less money on your heating bills. In the long run, your electric pool heater will cost you a lot less than the traditional propane gas-powered heaters. Moreover, an electric heater does not emit carbon dioxide like the gas powered heater so you get to help reduce the amount of carbon in the air.