It is estimated that the average hot tub uses over 7 kWh per month.
This has been taken from Atco's power charts for the Province. It is using 300 gallons as an example. The average Lethbridge homeowner buys close to 400 gallons.
If this is adjusted for a 400 gallon hot tub, that's $58.00 a month! That is the equivalent of leaving 165 - 100W light bulbs on twenty four (24) hours a day, the entire month. 165!!
Keep in mind that's just electricity costs alone. Now we haven't even factored in the cost of cleaning chemicals which are harmful to handle or the cost of refilling due to evaporation. This was so eye opening that Atco had to create a special line item for just hot tubs.
Now I know what you're thinking. What can I do about this? Crown Landscape offers free consultation on solar projects. We are so forward thinking and environmentally concerned that we will show you methods of offsetting your costs via Solar Power.
A small residential Crown Landscape Solar Array project could easily cut that nasty hot tub bill right in half and start paying itself off in as little as 5 years!