With a variety of available options on the market, it can be confusing when choosing a pool heater pump that not only meets your requirements but also fits your budget. While the least expensive option may seem the obvious choice, you may end up paying more in the long run due to inefficiencies and hidden energy costs.
According to a study featured by Australian consumer review authority Canstar Blue, homes with swimming pools consume 49 per cent more electricity a year than households without. The annual running cost of a residential pool in Australia ranges between $800 and $1,200, consuming between 2,000 and 3,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. These figures take into consideration the energy consumed by pool pumps but not heating, which adds to the total expense.
Should I Still Invest in Pool Heating?
With these figures, one might think that investing in a pool heat pump only increases the burden on your budget. With a high-quality, energy-efficient pool heater, this is not the case. The right kind of pump can minimise your running costs and provide a return on your investment. Let’s look at the three main types of pool heating pump systems available in the market: gas, electric and solar.
Gas Pool Heaters
Gas pool heaters are a popular choice among pool owners. They make use of natural gas that burns in a furnace to generate heat with levels high enough to cover a large family-size swimming pool. However, gas pool heaters can be expensive. The installation can be costly too since they generally will require a dedicated copper pipeline run from your meter box to the heater location for the gas supply. Take into consideration the fluctuating prices of natural gas, as well as the maintenance and repair costs of the gas pool heater, these all add to the expenses.
Electric Pool Heaters
To the general public, electric swimming pool heaters are the most reliable models on the market. However, it is recommended that electric pool heaters should run for a limited time since they consume the most energy, especially during the winter months. Solar Pool Heating Solar pool heating has been known to be the cost-efficient alternative when it comes to energy consumption. Running your Solar heating pump only costs around $0.18 and $0.26 to run per hour, which is up to a hundred times more efficient to operate than a gas pool heater. One of the major drawbacks of solar pool heating is their dependence on solar energy. On cloudy, overcast days where solar energy is weak, some solar pool heating owners will use a gas or electric heater to boost and provide a back-up to heating the pool.
The Cost-Efficient Way to Heat Your Pool from Pool Heat Pumps Perth
For a high-performance pool heater that delivers maximum savings, Pool Heat Pumps Perth offers the EvoHeat Fusion Series. Their swimming pool heaters in Perth are ideal for recreational and commercial pools and outdoor spas. By using the latest technology in energy efficient heating, the EvoHeat uses refrigeration techniques to extract ambient heat from the atmosphere and warm the pool water as it is pumped over the units filaments.
Experience the joy of a warm pool without breaking the bank and hiking up on electricity bills. Compared to other pool heat pump technologies in the market, the EvoHeat brand delivers up to 600% of energy efficiency. Before purchasing, call us today, we can help with the right pool heating solution.