Energy Savings with Gas Fired Heaters and Heat Pumps
Gas-fired pool heaters are the most popular system for heating swimming pools. Many of today’s gas-fired heater models have higher efficiencies than older models. Still, depending on your pool use, they may not be the most energy-efficient option when compared to heat pumps. Heat pumps can save a pool owner massive amounts of money if a consistently warm pool is desired. In addition, some heat pumps can cool your pool when it gets too hot.
Gas pool heaters use either natural gas or propane. As the pump circulates the pool’s water, the water drawn from the pool passes through a filter and then to the heater. The gas burns in the heater’s combustion chamber, generating heat that transfers to the water that’s returned to the pool. They are most efficient when heating pools for short periods of time and they’re ideal for quickly heating pools. Gas pool heaters can be a good choice for pools that aren’t used on a regular basis. Unlike heat pumps, gas pool heaters can maintain any desired temperature regardless of how cold the weather gets.
EPS can provide detailed gas heater/heat pump cost estimates based on all of the parameters of the pool and how often it is heated. These estimates dictate whether a gas heater or a heat pump is the best solution, based on energy consumption.
For help figuring out the best way to heat your pool, email EPS the dimensions and depth of your pool. Also, please email us a picture of the pool itself and the pool equipment pad.