Climate Masters Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Pool Heater Installation’

What Type of Fuel Is Used with Pool Heaters?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Pool heaters help you enjoy your pool year-round. As a homeowner, you have some choices about how to fuel your pool heater. It’s important to understand what your choices are so that you can make the best choice for you and your home. If you are looking to replace or upgrade your pool heater, a new pool heater installation in Ponte Vedra may offer you the opportunity to consider a new type of pool heater that may be a better fit for your home than your current one. Having expert experience at hand for your installation is an important part of the process, so call the people you can trust: Climate Masters.

Fuel Types

Here are the four main fuel types used with pool heaters:

Electric Resistance Heaters

As the name indicates, electric resistance pool heaters use electricity to heat the water in your pool. The way an electric resistance heater works is by heating an element called the resistor, which resides inside the heater. Water flows through the inside of the pool heater and is warmed by the resistor. The resistor can lose heat quickly during the transfer process, so electric resistance heaters are typically used for small pools, like therapy pools.

Solar Panels

Solar panels can be used to collect heat, which is how they can help heat your pool water. Pumps push the pool’s water into the solar panel where the water is heated; once it reaches a specific temperature, it is pumped back into your pool. It is recommended that you use a back-up system with a solar pool heater for cloudy days.

Gas Heaters

Gas heaters use natural gas or propane to heat the water. Inside a gas heater, a combustion chamber heats coils; the pool water passes over these coils and the heat from the coils transfers to pool water. Gas heaters have been widely-used, but gas can fluctuate in price, which can be of concern to some homeowners.

Heat Pumps

Heat pump pool heaters have become increasingly popular. Heat pumps heat by transferring heat from one location to another. An air-source or water-source heat pump can be used with a pool heater; using a small amount of electricity, these heat pumps transfer the heat they harness from either the air or the water and apply it to the pool water. However, the heating process can be slower using a heat pump than with a gas heater.

As you can see, you have a number of choices when it comes to installing a new pool heater at your Ponte Vedra home.

Need some help with your pool heater? Call Climate Masters today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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Ways to Save Money with Pool Heater Installation

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

As we enter the cooler months of the year, you may be ready, or already have, turned on your pool heater. Pool heaters can be wonderful for you and your pool, but they do cost money to operate; if you are looking for some ways to reduce these costs while enjoying your pool through the winter, you may want to consider these suggestions from our Climate Masters technicians:

Choose a “Green” Pool Heater Type

There are a number of pool heaters that can effectively warm the water in your pool, but there are a couple of types that can do it using less energy. The first type is the heat pump pool heater. Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one location to another and they can do the same with the water from your pool. Heat pumps use no fossil fuels and very little electricity, making them very energy efficient. The second type of pool heater to consider is the solar pool heater. Using a solar hot water collector, this type of pool heater uses the heat from sunlight to warm your pool’s water.

Maintain a Set Low Temperature

While it would be nice to dive into 85 degree water all the time, you can probably be consistently comfortable at more moderate temperatures. Unlike your home’s thermostat, setting a lower temperature on your pool heater and leaving it there can help save on energy usage.

Use a Solar Blanket

Solar blankets, also known as pool blankets or solar pool covers can significantly reduce your pool’s evaporation while also helping to heat the pool water. In fact, the US Department of Energy states that solar blankets can help reduce pool heating costs anywhere from 50-70%.

Maintain Your Pool Heater

During annual maintenance, your pool heater will be cleaned, adjusted and lubricated as needed and tested for performance, keeping it in good working order.

Your pool heater installation in St. John’s County, FL should keep your pool’s water comfortable without breaking the bank. Need help with your pool heater? Call us today!

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A Quality Pool Heater is a Better Return on Your Investment

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Homeowners who have a pool on their property may continuously go back and forth on one question: should I install a pool heater as well? Of course, the answer to that question is not simple. You may be fine without a pool heater, as you are still able to use your pool on warmer days. But while you may not necessarily need a pool heater, wouldn’t it make your life at home a bit more relaxed?

Whether you use your pool to burn some calories or to have a little bit of fun with the family, you can benefit in many ways from a quality pool heater that allows you to utilize your pool all year round. Here’s how a high-performance heater can help your home.

Get More Out of Your Investment

When you first invested in your pool, you envisioned yourself and your family getting a lot of use out of it over the years. However, you may have come to discover that in the cooler months, nobody really has the urge to splash around in the pool. Even in the warmer months, the water can feel a tad too cool. And yet, you still spend money to clean and maintain your unused pool. You purchased a pool for your family’s enjoyment, and a pool heater is the best way to get the most out of this investment. A pool heater can also increase the property value of your home when it comes time to sell.

Choose Professionals for Installation

You should keep in mind, however, that professional installation is a must when it comes to pool heater installation. Pool heaters come in a variety of different models and sizes and must be properly sized by a technician according to your pool and climate. Furthermore, a technician can help you decide how you’d like to power your new appliance. You may be able to choose from gas-powered units, high-efficiency electric pool heaters, or heat pump pool heaters, which move heat from out of the air and into your pool and use very little electricity to do so.

For the safest and fastest professional pool heater installation in Ponte Vedra, call the experts at Climate Masters today!

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