With fall nearly here and temperatures dropping, you may already be watching your pool temperature drop due to the cooler nights. A pool heater can extend your pool-side fun well into the fall, and get you going much earlier next spring. Our team at Sure-Fire Heating & Air Conditioning wants to outline the different types of pool heaters, the features you can get and the benefits of each, so you can choose the best pool heater for your Kingston home. We’ll also give you some information about which heaters can lower your initial and overall costs.
The Four Most Popular Types of Heaters
Gas Heaters (Propane & Natural Gas)
Gas heaters are the quickest and most effective way to heat your pool. If you are looking to get a desired temperature fast, gas heaters are the best option for your Kingston pool. If you consistently use them, it can become somewhat expensive. Gas heaters are ideal for people who don’t use their pools on a regular basis.
Electric heaters will warm your pool by using an element that distributes the heat to your pool. While electric heaters are fairly economical to purchase, they are also the most expensive to operate. Compared to an electric powered heat pump model (see below), the cost can be up to SIX times higher to run. Electric heaters are typically best suited for spas and indoor use.
The solar option is often touted as the most eco-friendly way to heat your home’s pool. Solar panels are mounted on your roof, and each panel gathers heat directly from the sun before transferring it to your pool. The initial cost of solar heaters can be very high, but once they are installed, you have no heating bills to worry about. Solar panels also depend on getting enough sun to heat the pool.
This is another environmentally friendly and cost-effective option for heating your pool. Heat pumps don’t utilize a lot of energy and can lower your overall heating costs when compared to other options. A pool heat pump removes heat from the air and uses it to heat the water while simultaneously releasing cool air from the unit. While their initial cost can be high, this option will pay for itself over the long run.
Sure-Fire Heating & Air Conditioning
Get the best pool heater in Kingston and learn more about your heating options today. Contact our team for a free consultation and information about how we are safely providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic.