What Sauna Heater Is Best For You?

Posted on 15 March 2021

Custom home saunas are making it easier than ever to access spa-quality sauna sessions from the comfort of your own home. Sauna material kits help you customize every element of your home sauna, from wood-burning sauna heaters to the overall design and style. Sauna kits include everything you need to build a custom home sauna within a few hours. Here we have created a helpful guide to help you select between available sauna heaters.

Benefits of Sauna Use

infrared sauna heater - wood burning sauna heater - electric sauna heaterRegular sauna use is associated with a range of health benefits. Many people find sauna sessions to relieve muscle aches and pains, improve recovery after workouts, and reduce symptoms associated with arthritis and chronic pain. Regular sauna use can also reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep. Whether you suffer from anxiety, chronic pain, or even allergies, everyday sauna use can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Purpose of Sauna Heaters

Sauna heaters are one of the most critical parts of any home sauna. Wood-burning sauna heaters and electric sauna heaters are designed to heat the inside of your sauna. This generates a warm environment that is responsible for all the benefits of regular sauna use. Different sauna heaters create different types of heat, so it is essential to consider your options before selecting the heater for your home sauna.

Electric Sauna Heater

Electric sauna heaters can generate either dry or hot heat by adding water to sauna rocks to generate steam. Most electrical sauna heaters generate heat between 150-200°F and require a power source, usually a 220 V connection. The steam generated during a wet sauna session can help to open pores and clear the sinuses for additional health benefits.

Infrared Sauna Heater

Unlike an electric sauna heater, infrared heaters generate a lower heat, between 120-150°F. If you are sensitive to heat, you might prefer an infrared sauna for its lower temperatures. Infrared technology is popular with athletes for sports recovery as it penetrates deep into tissues and heats from the inside out.

Wood-Burning Sauna Heater

Wood-burning sauna heaters were the traditional choice for Scandinavian saunas. Without requiring an electrical hook-up, wood-burning sauna heaters are an excellent choice for home and cottage backyards. Even if the power goes out, you will still be able to continue to enjoy your sauna and the traditional scent and heat of a wood-burning fire. Unfortunately, wood-burning sauna heaters are not suitable for indoor saunas as they require appropriate ventilation.

At SaunaFine, we sell a variety of sauna heaters for our range of sauna models. With a sauna material kit, you will be able to build a custom indoor or outdoor sauna in your home or backyard. Whether you are looking for the traditional scent of a wood-burning sauna heater or the convenience of an electric heater, we are here to help. Contact SaunaFin at 905-738-4017 to learn more about sauna heaters and sauna kits available in Canada and the USA.

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