Having a spa heat exchanger installed in your home is a great way to keep your spa warm and running efficiently. These systems are used in several applications, including chlorinated pools, hot tubs, and domestic hot water supply. There are several different kinds of heat exchangers, so you’ll have to choose the best one for your needs.
Using a heat exchanger can save you money and time. With less energy, you can run your hot tub longer and use less money to warm the water. These devices can also be used in saltwater pools.
Most heat exchangers are made from various materials, including plastic, copper, and titanium. Plastic heat exchangers have good thermal conductivity and can be used for everyday room-temperature applications. Copper-finned heat exchangers are the most common in the pool and spa industry. The copper in these devices has a high heat conductivity, which makes it ideal for transferring heat. However, if the water chemistry is improper, it’s easy for copper to dissolve into the water. If you have chlorinated water, it’s best to use a cupro-nickel heat exchanger.
A heat exchanger will allow the fluids to move in opposite directions so that the hot fluid will cool down the cold fluid. This allows the heat to transfer to the water more efficiently without mixing the fluids. These exchangers have tubes that are made of copper and have fins on the inside that absorb heat.
When the water is heated, it will then be pumped through the inner shell of the heat exchanger. It’s important to choose a heat exchanger with a high flow rate to transfer more heat to the water. Also, be sure to choose a heat exchanger that can handle the temperature of your water. Most water heaters only allow the water to reach 140 degrees. If you need a hot tub to reach a higher temperature, consider installing an in-home DHW solar system. This will transfer the heat from the sun to your spa, making it more efficient.
These types of heaters can also be installed with dual thermostats, allowing you to control your spa’s temperatures. This makes it easier to set the temperature for your hot tub. It’s also possible to install insulation on the cabinet panels of your spa to keep the heat in. You’ll also need always to keep the cover on your hot tub.