Should I upgrade to a Heat Pump?
When you heat a swimming pool the key to save on your monthly energy bill and gas bill is to get the most efficient heater to date.
According to Florida Power and Electric the average gas heater will heat a pool at 78 degrees for a cost of $180 / month. This same pool can be heated by a heat pump for $105 / month. A pool that is heated to 84 degrees will cost a gas heater $290, but it will cost a heat pump $159. (These figures were based on $0.12 kWh for Central Florida). The initial costs of purchasing a heat pump is about $1,100 more then a gas heater. If you were to heat your pool at 78 degrees for 8 months out of the year, you will make your money back in about 2 years. With a heater or heat pump life span of 8 to 13 years you will save about $5,000. If you are planning on staying in your house for over 2 years you should purchase a heat pump. If you currently have a gas heater it still makes sense to upgrade to a heat pump if you are staying in your home for longer then 2 years. These numbers did not include having a solar cover on your pool. If you were to heat your pool at 78 degrees and with a solar blanket this decreases your monthly bill to $53. Click here for our Pool heat pumps