You may have been using your portable hot tub for years now and thinking how many more years it’s going to keep you company. Well, without proper maintenance of its hot tub heater parts, your days with your precious hot tub could be numbered. On average, hot tub water heaters cost about $400 or higher. Of course, you don’t expect your gas hot tub heater to last indefinitely. There will come a time when it is necessary to replace it, generally when your hot tub is older than five years. It is much wiser to preempt the situation wherein your electric gas hot tub heater suddenly breaks down underneath while you relax with your partner.
Depending on what kind of user you are, you can choose among various kinds of heaters. There’s a digital and an analog type. The digital heater is known as easy to use with its simple interface and controls. The newer digital heaters also last longer and yield more precise temperature measurements. You can lounge in your hot tub for hours without worrying about proper thermoregulation as your digital controls take care of that.
Don’t just rush into buying a new hot tub heater. You should first see whether the culprit is really your heater or hot tub heating element. If the problem is really with your hot tub heater element, then there are DIY heating elements that you can install yourself by simply following the manufacturer’s instructions. But if you don’t want to go down and get your hands dirty, you can certainly look for a plumber or technician to get it up and running for you. Generally, all you would need for a hot tub heater replacement of the element is around $30 plus labor costs.
A telltale sign that your propane hot tub heater is nearing its end is when the water does not get as warm as before. You can look at the temperature monitor to verify this. Unlike the hot tub heater element, you will need a trained professional to configure and install a hot tub heater for you as troubleshooting may get too technical that you might even do more harm than good to your spa.
A certified professional can not only do you hot tub repair like a breeze, but he can also give you sage advice on hot tub prices and which brand of heater to buy. In this way, you can minimize expenses and save yourself the trouble of doing the heavy guesswork in fixing your tub. Incidentally, check if your inflatable hot tub still has warranty so you can have the manufacturer replace the hot tub supplies and send out a technician to install a heater for you. If you are still under warranty, it is better to use official products recommended by the manufacturer to protect the warranty clause. However, you can always get a cheap heater, which can be similarly effective.