As luxurious as a hot tub may be, there are technical issues that must be addressed before the purchase is ever made. You must first determine if you have the exterior space and electrical power to support this additional demand on your electrical system. While most houses are well-equipped to handle this extra electrical expenditure, nothing should be left to chance when it comes to proper hot tub wiring.
You can check your electrical panel yourself to make sure you have the space to accommodate a hot tub. Simply open the outer door of your main service panel and look for two open, full-sized spaces that can accommodate additional circuit breakers. Should you find that space is not readily available, it is time to contact the pros. CME Electrical Contractors has 25 years of experience in providing electrical services & making hot tubs a reality for many homeowners in Toms River, NJ, and the Ocean County, NJ area.
We understand you are on a budget and will work with you to abide by your budget while making your hot tub dreams a reality. We will make sure your hot tub is as close to your main electrical panel as possible to help reduce your electrical cost. An installation reasonably close to the panel will require less wiring, which will lower your installation costs overall.
Hot tub wiring and installation consist of one of three methods. CME Electrical Contractors are skilled at each method and will determine the best solution for your project:
Exposed Conduit on Foundations, Walls, and Block Fences
Running the electrical conduit along an exterior wall or block fence.
Underground Electrical Conduit Installations
Digging a trench for the conduit. This can be the cleanest method by leaving very little conduit visible, but cost the most because it requires additional labor and material.
Should your main hookup be on the opposite side of your home, going through the attic may be the best option. A conduit will run up to the attic and down from the attic and remain exposed, however, the overall method will save labor costs and material
It is important to note that any electrical company offering a direct burial cable is putting you and your family at risk. This method is dangerous and not up to code. It poses numerous safety risks and should not be considered. CME Electric understands that safety is the most important factor. We know each situation is unique and will work with you to find the best method for your family’s needs. Contact us today for a free estimate on your hot tub wiring project.