Gas Spa Heaters

Those who have a hot tub at home will need to consider the benefits of using a gas heater. One of the primary reasons that so many people are looking into purchasing these is because of the fact that they are known for being very efficient and able to provide the right amount of heat without using too much energy in the process. Although they tend to be rather bulky and difficult to initially install, they can be a good choice for those who want a powerful heater in their hot tub. With one of these heaters you will have a pump that is essentially pushing the water through the heater itself which is how it raises the temperature in the first place. There is a pressure switch within the heater which is meant to detect flowing water inside and once the right amount of water is present it will activate and start heating up by opening the pilot gas valve and lighting the flame. The gas then flows into the burners and the water starts to heat up when it comes in contact with the flame.

Anyone who is interested in getting one of these heaters will want to consider the fact that there are many different sizes available to choose from. You will be able to get heaters that are anywhere from 50,000 BTUs and higher depending on what you need with your current setup. For a majority of spas it is appropriate to use a heater that is capable of generating anywhere between 50,000 and 250,000 BTUs. Although electric heaters are still very popular with many people who own spas and Jacuzzis, these gas heaters are still used by many people who prefer an alternative source of heat which can be just as efficient if not more so. Before you decide on what kind of heater you want it will be important to look at all of the facts.

If you have an in-ground spa you will definitely want to think about getting a gas heater, as these are known for being more efficient and the sheer size of them is well-suited for this type of setup. The fact that there isn’t a lot of insulation with these also makes them especially good for in-ground spas, so that is something else to consider before you make a final decision as to which kind you want to get for your spa. Perhaps the biggest advantage to having a gas heater that runs on either natural gas or propane is the fast heating time. Nobody likes having to wait a long time to get their spa warmed up and when you have a heater that is running on gas you won’t have to. In order to speed up the heating process you will definitely want to think about getting a heater that runs on some form of gas, whatever it may be. They are widely recognized as being highly efficient.

One of the other things to remember is that installation with these heaters can be quite tricky and involved, which is why you will need to consider having someone else do it who is more experienced with this type of work. Another one of the disadvantages to these heaters is the fact that there is a rather high initial cost of getting one, so you will want to be prepared to spend a decent amount. Although there are certain things you can do to reduce the overall cost of getting a gas spa heater, it will still be fairly expensive. Because gas heaters tend to be very bulky they must be concealed, so you will need to think about whether or not you have a place to put one before getting it for your spa.

If you still want to get a gas heater for your spa, it will be important to keep in mind that the overall expenses which are associated with getting one and having it installed can be rather significant. It is important to have a heater which will be able to provide you with quick and efficient warmth though, which is after all its primary purpose. Those who have the money to spend and the room to spare will certainly want to think about getting one. Despite their bulkiness and the fact that they are not cheap, they do make good heaters. You will eventually need to decide whether you want your heater to use natural gas or propane; both come with their own pros and cons, so you should review what they are before making your final decision.

This Gas Spa Heaters Review is Written/Updated on Mar 14th, 2011 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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