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    R&T Yoder Electric, Inc.

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    At Yoder Electric, we specialize in providing expert electrical services for hot tubs and spas, ensuring safe, efficient, and reliable operation for your relaxation and enjoyment. Our team of skilled technicians is equipped with the knowledge and experience to handle all aspects of spa and hot tub electrical installation, maintenance, and repair. Whether you’re installing a new spa or need troubleshooting for an existing one, you can count on us to deliver exceptional service and lasting solutions.

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    Yoder Electric

    When it comes to spa and hot tub electrical services, Yoder Electric stands out as the premier choice for homeowners seeking quality, reliability, and expertise. Our dedicated team of spa electricians is committed to delivering superior service and exceeding customer expectations. With years of experience in the industry, we understand the unique requirements of spa and hot tub installations, ensuring the highest standards of safety and performance. Trust Yoder Electric for all your spa and hot tub electrical needs, and experience the difference our professionalism and expertise can make for your outdoor oasis.

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    Types of Spas & Hot Tubs


    Above Ground

    Above-ground hot tubs are versatile and easy to install, making them a popular choice for homeowners seeking a convenient and portable spa experience. Our spa electricians can assist with electrical wiring and connections, circuit installation, GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) installation, control panel installation, heater wiring, lighting installation, and routine maintenance for above-ground hot tubs.


    In Ground

    In-ground spas offer a luxurious and integrated addition to your outdoor landscape, providing a seamless blend of relaxation and aesthetics. Our team specializes in in-ground spa electrical services, including electrical wiring and connections, circuit installation, GFCI installation, control panel installation, heater wiring, lighting installation, routine maintenance, repair services, upgrades, retrofitting, consultation, and compliance inspections.

    Spa / Hot Tub Services

    Our team of experienced spa electricians is committed to delivering superior service and exceeding customer expectations. Explore our full range of services below:

    Electrical Wiring and Connections

    Proper electrical wiring and connections are essential for the safe and reliable operation of your hot tub or spa. Our skilled technicians meticulously install and connect all electrical components, ensuring compliance with safety standards and minimizing the risk of electrical hazards. With precise wiring and connections, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your hot tub or spa is powered safely and efficiently.

    Circuit Installation

    Installing dedicated circuits for your hot tub or spa is crucial to ensure sufficient power supply and prevent overloads or disruptions. Our experts assess your electrical system and install dedicated circuits tailored to the specific requirements of your hot tub or spa. By installing dedicated circuits, we optimize electrical performance and minimize the risk of electrical issues, providing reliable power for uninterrupted relaxation.

    GFCI Installation

    GFCI protection is essential for safeguarding against electrical shocks and hazards, especially in wet environments like hot tubs and spas. Our certified technicians install GFCI outlets and circuits near your hot tub or spa to provide reliable ground fault protection. With GFCI installation, you can enjoy added safety and peace of mind, knowing that your electrical system is protected against potential hazards.

    Control Panel Installation

    Control panels serve as the command center for your hot tub or spa, allowing you to adjust settings and customize your relaxation experience. Our skilled technicians expertly install and configure control panels, ensuring seamless integration with your hot tub or spa system. With user-friendly control panels, you can easily manage temperature, jets, lighting, and other features to create the perfect ambiance for relaxation.

    Heater Installation and Wiring

    Proper installation and wiring of heaters are essential for maintaining optimal water temperature and comfort in your hot tub or spa. Our technicians specialize in heater installation and wiring, ensuring precise placement and connection for efficient heating performance. With professionally installed heaters, you can enjoy consistent and comfortable water temperatures for a relaxing spa experience year-round.

    Lighting Installation

    Enhance the ambiance and aesthetics of your hot tub or spa with professional lighting installation. Our experts offer a variety of lighting options, including LED lights, fiber optic lighting, and underwater lighting, to create a captivating atmosphere for relaxation. Whether you prefer soothing colors for tranquility or vibrant hues for entertainment, we can customize your lighting installation to suit your preferences and elevate your spa experience.

    Routine Maintenance

    Regular maintenance is essential for preserving the performance and longevity of your hot tub or spa. Our maintenance services include thorough inspection, cleaning, and testing of electrical components to identify and address any issues before they escalate. By scheduling routine maintenance with our experienced technicians, you can ensure optimal operation and extend the lifespan of your hot tub or spa, saving you time and money on costly repairs.

    Repair Services

    If your hot tub or spa experiences any electrical issues or malfunctions, our skilled technicians provide prompt and reliable repair services to restore functionality and safety. From troubleshooting electrical problems to replacing faulty components, we have the expertise and resources to diagnose and resolve issues efficiently. With our comprehensive repair services, you can enjoy uninterrupted relaxation and peace of mind knowing that your hot tub or spa is in good hands.

    Upgrades and Retrofitting

    Keep your hot tub or spa up to date with the latest technology and features by investing in upgrades and retrofitting. Our team can upgrade electrical components, install new features, and retrofit older models to enhance performance and functionality. Whether you’re looking to add smart controls, energy-efficient equipment, or advanced safety features, we can customize upgrades to meet your needs and preferences, transforming your hot tub or spa into a modern and luxurious retreat.


    Consultation and Design

    Our experts provide consultation and design services to help you plan and customize your hot tub or spa installation according to your preferences and requirements. Whether you’re designing a new outdoor oasis or renovating an existing space, we’ll work closely with you to understand your vision and provide tailored solutions to bring it to life. From selecting the perfect location to designing electrical layouts and configurations, we’ll guide you through every step of the process to ensure a seamless and successful project.

    Compliance and Inspections

    We conduct thorough compliance inspections to ensure that your hot tub or spa meets all electrical codes and regulations, providing peace of mind and safety assurance. Our certified technicians perform comprehensive inspections of electrical components, wiring, and connections to verify compliance with industry standards and local codes. With our compliance and inspection services, you can rest assured that your hot tub or spa is installed and maintained to the highest safety standards, minimizing the risk of electrical hazards and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your family.

    Trust Yoder Electric for all your spa and hot tub electrical needs, and experience the difference our professional services can make for your home. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards creating your ultimate outdoor oasis.

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    Our Experience as aResidential Spa Electrician

    First, let’s unpack our company’s extensive experience as a Columbus-area spa electrician. Did you know that our founders, Rod and Tina had over twenty years of experience before they decided to start R&T Yoder Electric? That decision in 2004 to form a brand new company has since proven itself essential to our community. Today, almost twenty years later Yoder is known as the premier provider of any type of commercial or residential electrical service.

    When you add it all up, it means that our company offers close to forty years of experience in the electrical industry. Training and education are a high priority for our team, and Rod and Tina have worked tirelessly to ensure each Yoder Electric team member is well-versed in all required skills. This includes extensive knowledge and experience in installing residential spas across Central Ohio.

    We believe that the team we’ve built and the processes we have in place help to make Yoder Electric the premier choice for electrical services throughout Central Ohio. Each of our spa electricians receives thorough training and is fully licensed for your spa electrical installation project.

    In addition, we’ve offered our spa electrician virtually since the beginning of our company. That means not only are we incredibly adept but each member of our team has an in-depth understanding of the electrical needs that a swim or regular spa could need.

    What is the difference between a swim spa and a regular spa?

    Do you have a smaller yard or would you like to have both a spa and a swimming pool but lack the space for everything? That’s where a swim spa might be right for you.

    First, let’s define a spa. Some use the terms “hot tub” and “spa” interchangeably, though they are technically distinctly different units. In fact, some will refer to a luxury “destination” as a spa, such as one at a salon or a part of a hotel resort.

    So let’s be clear: when we say “spa”, we’re referring to a tub filled with water that most commonly sits outside — not inside of your home or in a garage. Instead, a spa refers to a permanent fixture. A little-known fact that highlights the difference between a spa and a hot tub is the former is larger, offering the capability for more seating. In addition, to be considered a spa the unit must have built-in jets. Furthermore, a spa is much like a pool in that it can be either an above-ground or in-ground setup. Finally, spas often have advanced features, blend seamlessly with your home’s design, and often have massage-based features (hence the “spa” connotation from the resort component we mentioned a few moments ago).

    For comparison, hot tubs can be either portable or semi-permanent. They’re often made of acrylic, fiberglass, or vinyl materials and even come in inflatable varieties. Inflatable hot tubs are most commonly sold at your big box retailers whereas a semi-permanent hot tub typically is sold via an online store or your local pool retailer.

    So now let’s loop back to our initial question: what is a swim spa? Essentially, it’s a larger version of a traditional spa. It offers enough space for a single person to swim in, utilizing resistance-based jets to keep you afloat, making you feel as if you’re in a swimming pool. As we mentioned, this can be a great alternative for those short on space or those who want the features of both a pool and a spa but can only choose one.

    A Few Thoughts on Installing a Spa on Your Property

    Yoder Electric has extensive experience in our nearly forty years in the electrical industry. Because of this, we’ve learned and developed multiple best practices regarding the correct installation of a spa on your property.

    First, it’s ideal to have your spa already installed before a Yoder electrician arrives. Yes, we understand that this isn’t always feasible. However, by doing so, it allows us to maximize your time and expedite the setup of your spa.

    In addition, another option to consider is our Design-Build services. This is where we help owners from the beginning, planning with them their power needs and how the power to your spa will be run. As a part of this, we’ll ensure you have the right type of power supply, including the potential for sub-panels. This is especially helpful if your spa will be a part of a larger backyard project, including the installation of an in-ground pool.

    So whether you have a swim spa or a traditional spa, or whether you have a three-person unit or one that fits a full family, there are a wide variety of reasons to hire a spa electrician. Here are four of them:

    • Safety and Repairability: Spas are complex machines designed to provide us with an amazing, luxurious experience from the safety of our homes. Of course, that last word should stick out to each of us: safety. Spas can be difficult to repair, yes, but it starts with setting them up correctly from the beginning.
    • Power Needs: Most spas require a 220-volt hookup. Beyond that, however, is the need to continually keep the water at a consistent temperature. In order to protect your family as well as ensure the spa functions as intended, utilizing a spa electrician is the best way to ensure your power needs are met properly.
    • Sub-Panel and Wiring: Not every breaker box or fuse box can handle the power needs of a spa. For that reason, a spa electrician will sometimes need to install a sub-panel for your spa. This will help to ensure that your circuit system doesn’t get overloaded despite the power demands from your new backyard retreat setup.
    • Bonding: Also due to the increased power needs, spas need to be properly bonded to your home’s power system correctly. Bonding ensures that power connections are fully intertwined and that there is no cause for concern with them.

    A Few Thoughts on Installing a Hot Tub on Your Property

    There are a handful of things we’ve learned through our experience surrounding the proper setup and installation of hot tubs. Both of them are focused on process efficiency.First, while we recognize that this isn’t always possible, it’s often helpful if your hot tub is already installed before our electricians arrive. This will allow us to maximize your time and get your hot tub up and running as fast as possible. Otherwise, if you set up the hot tub after we leave, you run the risk that the location is wrong, your power needs are insufficient, or you need additional lines run that you didn’t plan for.

    One more thing about our efficiency: don’t overlook the value of our Design-Build services. If you’re looking for assistance with the planning of your hot tub installation, we can meet with you early on and establish the layout of your power needs before anyone breaks ground. Perhaps with a portable hot tub, you will want to use it in different locations throughout the year. We can ensure you have the right type of outlet in each of the potential locations. Or maybe your hot tub will be a part of a larger background oasis-type experience, including a beautiful in-ground pool. We can work with you so that everything works together seamlessly.



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    Spa & Hot Tub FAQs

    Do portable hot tubs need a hot tub electrician?

    So with the simpler nature of a hot tub, let’s address the two primary types individually. First, we’ll look at portable hot tubs. Do these need the assistance of a hot tub electrician? The answer is, “It depends.” It doesn’t take any special tools to install these kinds of hot tubs up. Even those with the most basic level of skill can set up this type of hot tub. And since they’re inflatable, they’re meant to be seasonal. You wouldn’t want to leave one up all the time, especially during some of the more frigid Ohio winter months. Nevertheless, they still need power. Yes, setting the hot tub itself up is relatively simple. Ensuring you have the proper type of power to run the unit is a different matter entirely. Most often, you’ll need access to a nearby power supply, though usually no more power intensive than your standard home outlet. However, not every home has an outside wall outlet. In addition, the ideal spot for your hot tub may be too far from an outside outlet. Some older homes only have one outside outlet, in the middle of their patio or near the garage for a couple of examples. Here is where you’ll need help from a hot tub electrician: when it comes time to install a suitably-located outside power supply. It would even be a good idea to have your hot tub electrician install several outside outlets for you so that you can take advantage of the portability factor of this type of hot tub.

    Do semi-permanent hot tubs need a hot tub electrician?

    So what about semi-permanent hot tubs: do they need assistance from a hot tub electrician? In almost every case, the answer will be a resounding yes. Let’s look at 5 reasons why you’ll need a hot tub electrician to help you with your hot tub’s power needs. Safety. Water and electricity should be kept as far apart as possible. While hot tubs are less splash-intensive than spas, there will always be a risk that something could go wrong. Utilizing the services of a licensed hot tub electrician will ensure that your family stays safe while using your new hot tub. Power. Most hot tubs require a 220-volt hookup. These are less common than standard outlets. You’ll likely need a professional to install this for you correctly. Power, part 2. Some hot tubs even require a 240-volt heater. Have you factored in the cost of this to your monthly power bill? There may be some efficiency savings if you work with a hot tub electrician who can maximize your system’s setup for you. Sub-panel and wiring. It’s highly likely that your current wiring setup is not compatible or is currently at capacity. You may need a sub-panel to ensure your hot tub’s power needs are sufficiently provided for. Bonding. This is a type of grounding that adheres to higher safety standards. For a portable hot tub, this isn’t much of a concern. But for a semi-permanent hot tub with higher power requirements, you’re going to want to make certain it’s set up the way the manufacturer and your local power company require. Both of these should be handled by a professional hot tub electrician.

    What tasks can a hot tub electrician perform?

    A hot tub electrician can perform a wide variety of tasks as they’re always going to be certified in various other areas in the electrical industry. However, because we’re focusing on their hot tub-related knowledge, let’s look at the most important item first. That, of course, is safety and compliance. A hot tub electrician will understand how to provide power to your hot tub while keeping your family safe at all times. They’ll also install sub-panels or additional outside outlets (if necessary) so that your power needs are fully met. Beyond that, a hot tub electrician will typically be able to trench and backfill buried power lines. While this is less common with portable hot tub scenarios, it can still be the case that you may need them to trench and backfill lines from a detached structure (such as a shed or garage) to the preferred location of your hot tub. Safely running these is of the utmost importance during the installation process. And because a hot tub electrician is a licensed electrical expert, after the installation is completed they perform maintenance tasks. This can include an annual inspection as a part of a residential service contract and the repair of any components as needed.

    Can a handy homeowner DIY their hot tub wiring?

    We’ve previously discussed the scenario where a hot tub setup may not require the services of a hot tub electrician. This is primarily with an inflatable hot tub and assuming you don’t need any additional outlets. However, there is quite a bit that goes into electrical systems. As we mentioned, safety is always a concern since there’s the entire issue of water to consider. Keeping your hot tub related electrical components clear from any splashing water is vitally important to your family’s safety. In addition, many large-scale electrical projects require both permits and inspections from your local officials, signing off on the work. Generally speaking, trenching and backfilling will fall under this category. So a handy homeowner can DIY their hot tub install if all of the conditions are perfect. In most cases, however, they won’t be and it’s far safer to rely on a member of the Yoder Electric team for assistance.

    Can a hot tub electrician trench and backfill lines?

    A licensed hot tub electrician should have the skills and know-how to trench and backfill power lines from your hot tub to your home. However, not all firms are equipped with this service. If they don’t have the necessary tools, they may have to outsource this. This, of course then begs the question, what are they actually doing for you in the first place? Here at Yoder Electric, we have a mini excavator for larger projects and a trencher for smaller ones. As a full-service electrician firm, we trench and backfill as necessary, using the tools we’ve invested in to properly bury your power lines. With Yoder, you can rest easy knowing that we’ve taken every precaution to keep your family safe and secure.

    What tasks can a spa electrician perform?

    Because of their extensive knowledge and experience, a spa electrician can perform many residential electrician tasks. However, let’s look at the two primary concerns a spa electrician will have when it comes to helping a homeowner. The first is safety. A spa electrician should have an extensive understanding of how to power your spa correctly. This serves an underlying, and critical purpose: to keep your family safe while using your spa. As a part of that, a spa electrician should have the necessary know-how to trench and backfill all lines. This can be from a structure, such as a shed, or to your home where they’ll often bind it to your existing electrical infrastructure. The second concern is efficiency. A spa electrician will also understand a variety of other types of electrical tasks, including ongoing maintenance. They will be able to perform inspections as a part of an annual service contract.

    Can a handy homeowner DIY their spa wiring?

    There is quite a bit that goes into correctly setting up the power system for a spa. Don’t forget that safety is a top concern, and as we mentioned, water and electricity do not mix. When a spa electrician installs the power lines for your spa, they’ll be focused on keeping all electrical components clear of splashing water. In addition, this type of home project will typically require a permit and a sign-off from a local electrical inspector. It’s for these reasons that we do not believe a handy homeowner should ever attempt to DIY their spa setup. Rather, the safest option will always be to hire a spa electrician. They will know how to perform the installation safely, correctly, and in compliance with all state and local regulations.

    Can a spa electrician trench and backfill lines?

    Sometimes, there is a difference between what a company can do and what they have the capability to do. Let’s unpack that in more detail. First, we believe that any electrician should understand how to trench and backfill all power lines. They should know how to connect them correctly to the control panel and how to protect those lines from the surrounding, up to and including the use of the unit itself. Second, while some companies may know how to perform trenching and backfilling, not all of them will have the necessary tools to do so. They will have either invested in a trencher or a mini excavator that will allow them to perform this task for the homeowner. Rod and Tina recognized from the beginning that this would be a necessary service. That’s why we have all of the necessary equipment to trench and backfill lines, including a mini excavator and a traditional trencher.

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