Electric pool heaters are a very popular form of heating your pool in Arizona. Also referred to as a heat pump, an air-source electric heat pump will provide consistent temperatures during Arizona’s mild winters. Heat pumps are a reliable source of heating your pool, but offer an additional benefit: you can reverse the heating cycle in the summer and use it as a refrigeration system to cool your pool!
Electric heat pumps are the most cost efficient way to heat your pool. While gas heaters are less expensive upon installation, the monthly cost of natural gas can be cost prohibitive for families that want to swim more often. In fact, heat pumps cost up to six times less than gas heaters and electric resistance heaters per month! Electric heat pumps actually consume very little electricity, as they utilize the outside air temperature to help convert energy.
In addition, the use of an electric heat pump helps the environment! Unlike gas heaters that release carbon dioxide, electric heaters do not emit any gasses, so you are actually reducing carbon in the environment.
You could benefit from an electric heat pump if:
- You want to swim year round
- You are concerned about the environmental impact a gas heater will make
- You want to maintain consistent temperatures in your pool
- You want to heat your pool cost effectively
- You want to cool your pool in the summer
Why Aqua Science?
Our pool heating professionals are trained across a variety of heating solutions, and will help you determine the solution best for you and your family. After your system is installed, you can rest easy knowing our technicians are only ever a phone call away if you need assistance. We provide service to over 2,000 homes and businesses every month, and will ensure you are happy with your heater for years to come!
Contact our office today and request a free consultation. Our professionals will educate you on each heating source, and will help you decide what option is best for you based on your desired swim season and budget.
Because heat pumps draw heat from the air they begin to lose efficiency when temperatures are below 45°-50°F which isn’t an issue for most areas, but if you do like to swim in the dead of winter you will be better served by a gas heater.
- Size – every pool and need is different. Work with a professional to ensure the right size heater is installed at the onset. Undersized heaters have to work harder to heat the pool, which puts more strain on the system.
- Efficiency – talk with our heating experts to understand the differences between the systems out there, and what will be most efficient for you in terms of both heating your pool and maintaining the temperatures you want.
- Cost – Electric heaters are more expensive initially, but when maintained properly, will last you 10 to 15 years! Manufacturers recommend you perform annual maintenance on your electric heater. Doing so will extend the life of your heater and will protect your investment! You’ll also have less monthly recurring costs as compared to a gas heater, which saves you even more every month!
These three factors together are complicated and should be worked through with an expert to ensure you get the pool heater that is right for your expectations and finances.