Why You Should Vent Your Home Sauna
Posted on 07 October 2023
Saunas are a simple addition that brings relaxation and comfort to homes. When you order a custom sauna kit, you and your installation team can completely personalize your home sauna, transforming any room into a full-functional sauna or steam room. One component that needs to be considered during installation is a sauna vent. Ventilation is a small element that plays a significant role in the comfort and safety of your home sauna. At SaunaFin, we provide detailed and easy-to-follow installation instructions so you can build your sauna in Toronto faster without compromising on quality.
For more insight on why you should vent your home sauna, read on.
Enable Consistent Oxygen Supply
Ensuring that your sauna is equipped with a vent enables the flow of fresh air or new oxygen into your sauna. When you use your sauna, the exposure to heat raises your respiratory rate and increases your body temperature. Without new air supplies, this can cause feelings of suffocation and lightheadedness. Sauna kits and prefab saunas from SaunaFin are designed to facilitate airflow for the most comfortable sauna experience.
Balance Heat Distribution
Like in any closed space, heat in a sauna rises. Without proper ventilation, the natural rising heat can quickly accumulate around the ceiling, affecting heat distribution throughout the sauna. Vents release excess heat and maintain a comfortable and consistent temperature during each sauna session.
Control Heat Levels
With vents built into your sauna, you can adjust the position or opening of the vents to release excess heat when it gets too hot or restrict airflow to maintain a higher temperature. This control helps ensure that the sauna's temperature remains comfortable and consistent.
Extend Your Sauna Lifespan
A well-ventilated sauna tends to last longer. At SaunaFin, all of our prefab saunas, outdoor saunas, and sauna kits are crafted with high-quality materials and timber, designed to provide decades of reliable use. After some time, excessive heat and moisture can cause premature wear and tear on sauna materials. Ventilation helps maintain the sauna's structural integrity, ensuring it serves you well for years to come.
Measure Humidity in Your Sauna
If you're concerned about humidity levels in your home sauna, a hygrometer can provide insight. Monitoring and maintaining humidity levels in your sauna in Toronto with a hygrometer allows you to make adjustments to your heater and ventilation for the best results. According to data from The North American Sauna Society, traditional Finnish saunas run with humidity between 20% to 40%. Adjusting your ventilation can help you maintain ideal humidity levels for the best session.
Where to Install Sauna Vents
Sauna vents can be installed in a few different places. Upper vents are a good idea to help release excess heat. They can be balanced by floor vents that will facilitate circulation and allow new air to enter your sauna in Toronto, whether it's an indoor or outdoor sauna. You can also install adjustable vents to your custom home sauna, allowing you to closely adjust your ventilation to accommodate your sauna needs.
High-Quality Saunas in Toronto
For the highest quality sauna kit materials and to maximize your sauna experience, trust SaunaFin. Our selection of sauna materials, customization options, and friendly staff are here to guide you through your selection and installation process.