How Much Does it Cost to Have a Pool Heater in Orlando?
The benefits of a having a pool heater are pretty obvious: an extended pool season for your family and comfortable pool water temperatures at all times. But a common concern for Orlando homeowners is cost – how much does a pool heater cost to run and maintain? Well, in short, the answer is that it varies depending on many factors, such as the size and type of pool, your preferred water temperature, and the type of heater.
The Three Main Types of Pool Heaters
Using propane or natural gas, a gas pool heater burns fuel in a combustion chamber, and then as the pool’s pump circulates the water, it passes through coils where it’s heated before returning to the pool. Typically, gas pool heaters can cost around $200 to $400 per month to run.
Electric resistance heaters use electricity to generate heat. The downside is that they require a great amount of electricity to run and are not efficient for large pools. This type of pool heater could cost up to $600 per month.
The more common electric option is a heat pump, which uses heat from the outside air. While a heat pump is more energy efficient than an electric resistance heater, it is not effective during Florida’s bouts of cold temperatures. A heat pump could cost around $100 to $200 per month to run.
The good news for Orlando homeowners is that there is a great alternative to high monthly costs for pool heating: a solar pool heater
. Hands down, solar heaters are the most cost-effective option in the Sunshine State. That’s because a solar heater heats the pool water using nothing but the sun’s radiant heat and your existing pool pump. And solar energy has a monthly cost of ZERO.
How to Get a Solar Pool Heater
Florida Energy Water and Air is proud to provide solar pool heater installation for Orlando homeowners. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to ask about our financing options – qualified homeowners can get started with no money down.