Having a pool is a great way to beat the summer heat, but it can be difficult to enjoy if you don’t have a heater. Electric models are available in many different sizes and shapes, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky. To help you out here’s our buyer’s guide to electric pool heaters:
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What is a Pool Heater?
A pool heater is a device that heats the water in your pool. It is used to keep the pool water warm and comfortable, meaning you can enjoy swimming all year round instead of just during warmer months. There are many types of pool heaters available: gas, electric, solar, and heat pump. There are three main types of pool heaters we will talk about below:
1. The Heat Pump
The heat pump is the most common type of pool heater, and it is a self-contained unit that can be used to heat water. The heat pump uses electricity to transfer heat from the air into your swimming pool or spa. Heat pumps can do this because they use a refrigeration cycle (similar to what you find in your refrigerator).
The amount of energy required for heating depends on many factors, including:
- The size of your swimming pool/spa
- How cold it gets outside – which means more work for the heater!
2. The gas pool heater
If you’re looking for a pool heater, there are a few things to consider.
- Are you primarily looking for something easy to install?
- How much do initial costs matter to you?
- Do efficiency and operating cost matter more than anything else? In this case, gas pool heaters are the best option. Gas heaters have a lower initial cost than electric heaters but have higher operating costs than electric ones.
3. The Electric Pool Heater
An electric pool heater is a great way to heat your swimming pool. Electric pool heaters use electricity, which is cheaper than other types of pool heating systems and also more energy efficient. The cost and installation process for an electric pool heater is less expensive than a gas-fired model, making it an ideal choice if you want to save money while keeping your water warm this summer.
What to Look for in an Electric Pool Heater?
When looking for an electric pool heater, you need to consider the following:
- Installation. The installation of your heater should be simple.
- Maintenance costs. Make sure that your new heater is easy to maintain and minimizes maintenance costs over time.
- Energy efficiency. Look for a unit that uses less energy than other models while still providing adequate heating power for your pool (you’ll want one with a high wattage rating). Also, make sure it has timers or digital controls so you can set it to turn on/off at certain times when needed; this will save even more money on utility bills!
- Cost-effectiveness. Some units may cost more initially than others but they could prove themselves over time by saving money from reduced energy use or increased longevity due to fewer repairs/parts replacement (which means more savings). It’s worth spending extra money upfront if it means saving down the line when compared against cheaper products which don’t last as long due to poor quality materials being used in production lines around the world.”
We hope that this guide has given you a better insight into the world of pool heaters and helped you decide on which one is right for your swimming pool. If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at our office.