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Tips on Finding the Perfect Sauna for Your Home

Saunas are known for offering a relaxing environment that might help to ease sore muscles and provide other benefits. There’s no doubt that getting one for your home can be a smart move. A home infrared sauna means you can conveniently enjoy this heated environment from the comfort of your own home. They operate without drains or vents so they can be placed in any room. In order to get the most out of a new sauna, it’s important to know how to choose one. Keep these tips in mind when you’re trying to determine which infrared sauna to get. 

Think About the Size You Need

The size of your sauna will depend on how many people will be using it on a regular basis. If only you or one person in your household at a time will be in the sauna, you can choose a smaller one that fits one person. Other options include saunas for two people and saunas that fit three or for people. Some of these infrared saunas are only 3×3’  or 4×3’. You might want to go with a larger size if you have a large family who will be using the sauna at the same time.

Consider the Location of Your Sauna

When deciding on a home infrared sauna, keep the location in mind. You’ll need to determine where your sauna will be going in your home. You should place it in a location that will allow you to have a quiet environment without a lot of disturbances or noise. If space is a consideration, the smaller ones have been known to tuck into a closet. Make sure you choose a location that provides enough space for your sauna, depending on the size you plan on getting. And don’t forget privacy. Most people go into their sauna naked.  (Shhhhh.  It’s okay in the privacy of your home.)

Decide on a Type of Wood

You’ll find several types of wood available for home saunas, including cedar, aspen, pine and poplar. Each type offers certain qualities, such as durability, comfort, easy maintenance and visual appeal. Consider choosing a sauna made from basswood, since this is a hypoallergenic wood that offers an odor-free and eco-friendly option. Basswood is so safe doctors use it for tongue depressors, and children know it from popsicle sticks. That’s because it’s safe enough to put in your mouth. This type of high-quality wood can provide you with the most comfortable and pleasant sauna experience. It is also a more sustainable wood as it matures in less than ten years. 

Explore Heating Options and Controls

Saunas provide different types of heating options to choose from. Traditional saunas operate with a red-hot element and often produce steam from hot water. Infrared saunas use infrared heat emitters to generate heat and there is no water or steam. Far infrared saunas use ceramic heating elements that can coax a sweat without raising your core body temperature. These heating elements produce a gentle heat that feels more welcoming, than repulsive. Infrared heaters can help you sweat without feeling uncomfortably hot. You should also choose a home sauna with controls that are easy to use or adjust as needed.

Consider Cost

Your budget is one of the biggest factors to consider when you’re choosing a sauna for your home. Saunas can range widely in price, so look for one that fits your budget. Larger saunas will cost more, as will saunas that are made from higher quality wood. However, high-quality saunas will also last longer and allow you to get more use out of them. The most economical is often to buy the best quality, so you only buy it once. 

Find the Ideal Home Infrared Sauna

If you’re ready to begin exploring your options for a home infrared sauna, please contact SaunaRay today. Our far infrared saunas are world-renowned.  They will provide you with a comfortable and safe environment where you can enjoy pure, natural heat.