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Replacing a Hot Tub Heater

November 11th, 2010

hot-tub-heater.jpgIf you already own one of the luxuries that is a hot tub or are simply thinking of buying one then you may find some useful information in this article. It doesn’t matter whether you think about it or not, at some point or another you are going to need to replace your hot tub heater. This is often an expensive venture, sometimes costing more than four or five hundred dollars, so it is important that you know when the right time has come to replace this essential part of your hot tub.

For those who actually know the age of their hot tubs, it is best to replace the hot tub heater at around the five-year point if you have not already had to do this before. There isn’t really an exact time limit at which you should do the replacement, but generally if your hot tub is about five years old, it is worth at least thinking about replacing the heater unless you want it to break down at some inopportune time and ruin your fun.

When it comes down to the actual hot tub heater itself, you may have already noticed that you have a few options open to you. Two of the major options that you need to choose between are digital and analog. Obviously the digital versions will tend to be a tad more user friendly but also have proven to be longer lasting. You will of course have to contend with the slightly higher price but in the long run this could work out to be a much better deal for you especially if you want life to be as easy as possible when it comes to your hot tub.

The other thing that you will need to make doubly sure of before you choose to replace your hot tub heater is that it is actually in need of replacement. Sometimes it may appear that the heater is broken but it could just be the element, which usually works out to be much easier and cheaper to sort out! This means that before you pay out your hard-earned cash for the hot tub heater itself, you should make sure that it actually needs replacing, which most hot tub heater contractors can tell you for a low fee.

One surefire sign that your hot tub heater needs replacing (assuming it is not the element) is that the water will be much colder than what it usually is. If this starts happening over a long period of time, you might want to take a peek and see which one of the two the problems could be the cause.

This article was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.

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