There's nothing quite like taking a soak in a hot tub after a long day. Whether you're looking to relax or just enjoy quality time with family and friends, a hot tub is a great way to kick back and destress.
But if you’re looking to put one in, you’ll need to make sure it’s properly wired. If you live in the Jim Thorpe area, however, you’re in luck! Shawn Kresge Electric, Heating & AC’s electricians are here to help. In business for 28 years, we have the knowledge necessary to get the job done.
It can be tempting to wire your own hot tub. The home improvement gurus make it look so easy! But doing so is a VERY bad idea. Wiring is dangerous enough to begin with–without hot water in the mix. So, put those wire snips down and call our electricians instead! It’ll save you headaches and, potentially, a trip to the morgue.
But what makes hot tub wiring so hard? Hot tubs require elaborate grounding systems and GFCI protection. They also require things like heaters and 240-volt feeds. Larger units must be hardwired to a junction box and need a properly maintained disconnect switch. Where you can and can’t install is also something the average homeowner wouldn’t know. You need to place the unit a lawful number of feet away from the house and keep it within a compliant distance from both underground and overhead electrical lines.
Not sure what half of that means? Contact our electricial contractors at Shawn Kresge Electric, Heating & AC to schedule an appointment for hot tub wiring.
Because they are large and complex systems, hot tub installation can be tricky. While electrical work should be done relatively early on, it’s not the first step in the process. So, prior to calling us, you need to:
Getting this groundwork done enables our electricians to provide more efficient, higher quality hot tub wiring services.
If you already have a hot tub, then you don’t have to worry about installation or laying down a block of concrete. But you do have to take some steps to ensure your new investment holds its value. With proper maintenance, your typical hot tub can last 15 or 20 years.
Sometimes, however, something in the electrical system can go awry. Below are some common hot tub issues that many indicate a need for wiring repair:
If you notice any of these problems, stop using your hot tub immediately. Water and electricity don’t play nice and your life could be on the line if something goes wrong. To schedule an emergency hot tub inspection in Jim Thorpe, give us a call at 570-325-2773.
Though installing a hot tub properly takes some time and money, most homeowners in Jim Thorpe find a hot tub to be a worthy investment. It gives you a place to simmer down after a long day and a way to soothe sore muscles that doesn’t require a trip to the chiropractor. But, if you want to enjoy the warmth without worrying about safety hazards, it’s important to leave your hot tub installation in Jim Thorpe to a certified electrician.
As our list of happy customers shows, we have the electrical expertise to tackle almost any electrical problem—including hot tub wiring. Have a problem with your interior lights or electrical panel? Need a charging car circuit installed? No matter what you need, our company has well-defined services and procedures to ensure the job's done right. In other words, when it comes to hot tub wiring and electrical repair, you can always count on Shawn Kresge Electric, Heating & AC for quality products and workmanship. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our electricians.