I was wondering if using a salt with a hash is more effective than hashing and encrypting your hash.
Yes. They provide different things.
The reason you hash a password is so you compare it later on without ever exposing the plaintext. A salt is used to make a large collection of hashes harder to bruteforce.
Encrypting a hash does nothing to make the hash harder to bruteforce. If you're compromised to the point your hashes are leaked, there is a good chance the attacker will also be able to figure out the encryption method and the key.