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Sauna heaters for sale | Electric, gas and wood-burning sauna heaters

You can find three main types of sauna heaters for sale by clicking the links below

Wood-Burning sauna stoves

Might be the best choice if you are a sauna enthusiast. Traditional sauna sessions are with wood and it is fair to consider wood smoke an essential part of your sauna experience. These sauna heaters are ideal for areas without electricity. They are also of great use for outdoor saunas or barrel saunas where you can heat up and then take a dip in your favorite river or lake or pool in the traditional Finnish way!

Gas sauna heaters

The most popular type of sauna heater is the gas sauna heater. They are practical and useful for specific purposes. They are used primarily in commercial saunas that run for many hours each day. This scenario generally results in a lower hourly cost of operation. Use this one if you are or are planning to be a regular sauna user.

Electric sauna heaters

Are the majority of sauna heaters that can be purchased today. It is easy to flip a switch and enjoy your sauna session in just twenty- or thirty minutes. If you want to enjoy a sauna session right at your home with home automation get this one as it can be paired with programmable controls.

Wood-Burning sauna stoves

Might be the best choice if you are a sauna enthusiast. Traditional sauna sessions are with wood and it is fair to consider wood smoke an essential part of your sauna experience. These sauna heaters are ideal for areas without electricity. They are also of great use for outdoor saunas or barrel saunas where you can heat up and then take a dip in your favorite river or lake or pool in the traditional Finnish way!

Gas sauna heaters

The most popular type of sauna heater is the gas sauna heater. They are practical and useful for specific purposes. They are used primarily in commercial saunas that run for many hours each day. This scenario generally results in a lower hourly cost of operation. Use this one if you are or are planning to be a regular sauna user.

Electric sauna heaters

Are the majority of sauna heaters that can be purchased today. It is easy to flip a switch and enjoy your sauna session in just twenty- or thirty minutes. If you want to enjoy a sauna session right at your home with home automation get this one as it can be paired with programmable controls.

What is the best heat source for a sauna?

Wood burning sauna heater

The wood-burning ones look the best and are the most desirable, but they require more work when you have to start them.

What sauna heater is the best source depends on the type of sauna you choose. It will also depend on your personal preferences, your budget, and the placement of your sauna.

The wood-burning heaters takes some real effort. However, they distribute the heat uniformly and are most suitable for a traditional sauna experience. The warmth of the fire and the smoke makes it a uniquely conventional sauna experience.

The gas ones are sensitive to changes in heat and heat up quite fast. They are also affordable when it comes to the consumption of electricity so they can be used regularly. If you are someone who wants to jump into the sauna for deep sweat then having a gas sauna heater is a reasonable decision. However, you need to be mindful when it comes to safety considerations while using a gas sauna heater.

The electric ones are modern, programmable, and widely available. However, they take longer than gas ones to pre-heat and the cost is more than a gas one. Some electric heaters include an integrated steamer, which allows you to select between a regular sauna or a steam sauna.

Find sauna heaters for sale and if you have made your mind about the kind that you want!

The wood-burning ones look the best and are the most desirable, but they require more work when you have to start them.

What sauna heater is the best source depends on the type of sauna you choose. It will also depend on your personal preferences, your budget, and the placement of your sauna.

The wood-burning heaters takes some real effort. However, they distribute the heat uniformly and are most suitable for a traditional sauna experience. The warmth of the fire and the smoke makes it a uniquely conventional sauna experience.

The gas ones are sensitive to changes in heat and heat up quite fast. They are also affordable when it comes to the consumption of electricity so they can be used regularly. If you are someone who wants to jump into the sauna for deep sweat then having a gas sauna heater is a reasonable decision. However, you need to be mindful when it comes to safety considerations while using a gas sauna heater.

The electric ones are modern, programmable, and widely available. However, they take longer than gas ones to pre-heat and the cost is more than a gas one. Some electric heaters include an integrated steamer, which allows you to select between a regular sauna or a steam sauna.

Find sauna heaters for sale and if you have made your mind about the kind that you want!

Electric sauna heaters

An electric sauna heater uses electricity to pass through its resistive elements - therefore converting electric energy into heat energy and heating the elements. The heat is transferred from the heating elements onto stones that are placed above them. These stones heat the air around them by storing heat. Heat is transferred efficiently through direct contact between heating elements and stones. Once the stones have cooled, adding water to them creates steam, and when this circulates in the room you have a sauna environment. The main features are:

  • Heater shell
  • Air vents for convection
  • High-density sauna rocks
  • Steamer tray 

An electric sauna heater uses electricity to pass through its resistive elements - therefore converting electric energy into heat energy and heating the elements. The heat is transferred from the heating elements onto stones that are placed above them. These stones heat the air around them by storing heat. Heat is transferred efficiently through direct contact between heating elements and stones. Once the stones have cooled, adding water to them creates steam, and when this circulates in the room you have a sauna environment. The main features are:

  • Heater shell
  • Air vents for convection
  • High-density sauna rocks
  • Steamer tray 
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Gas sauna heaters

Although gas sauna heaters may not be as prevalent in the market as electric ones, the basic features and operation are the same. Gas burners are heated by either a built-in gas pipe or an LPG/propane gas tank. The stones heat up and warm the air around them, which in turn heats the sauna room through convection. Once the stones have reached a certain temperature, it is possible to add water to them to make steam. The steam is circulated through the sauna to create an environment that is hot and humid. When it comes to the features, it has all the features that an electric sauna heater has but more often its models come with a mechanical thermostat.

Although gas sauna heaters may not be as prevalent in the market as electric ones, the basic features and operation are the same. Gas burners are heated by either a built-in gas pipe or an LPG/propane gas tank. The stones heat up and warm the air around them, which in turn heats the sauna room through convection. Once the stones have reached a certain temperature, it is possible to add water to them to make steam. The steam is circulated through the sauna to create an environment that is hot and humid. When it comes to the features, it has all the features that an electric sauna heater has but more often its models come with a mechanical thermostat.

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Wood burning sauna heaters

Wood-burning sauna heaters are installed in the same way as electric or gas heaters but require a chimney to allow for proper ventilation. Although the fire itself is a suitable convective heat source, stones should be used to distribute heat more uniformly and effectively than the stove. If possible, the wood-burning heater should be able to draw air from outside of the sauna and the sauna should not be crowded with people who are competing for oxygen during a session. Good quality

wood-burning heaters are capable of heating the entire sauna area to temperatures of 60-90 degrees celsius.

Wood-burning sauna heaters are installed in the same way as electric or gas heaters but require a chimney to allow for proper ventilation. Although the fire itself is a suitable convective heat source, stones should be used to distribute heat more uniformly and effectively than the stove. If possible, the wood-burning heater should be able to draw air from outside of the sauna and the sauna should not be crowded with people who are competing for oxygen during a session. Good quality

wood-burning heaters are capable of heating the entire sauna area to temperatures of 60-90 degrees celsius.

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Infrared sauna heaters

Infrared sauna heaters are not like traditional saunas. They heat your body using infrared lamps. They do not heat your surroundings. These sauna heaters can be operated at a lower temperature, around 48 to 60 degrees celsius than traditional sauna heaters, which are typically between 65 and 82 degrees celsius. Infrared sauna heaters have the same features as the others mentioned above when it comes to the result but with lower temperatures. It takes time to heat the sauna room with an infrared-based heater. Informational tip: It can remove approximately 20% of toxins and 80% of water. There is a huge difference in the detoxing that you can do with an infrared sauna (see here).

Infrared sauna heaters are not like traditional saunas. They heat your body using infrared lamps. They do not heat your surroundings. These sauna heaters can be operated at a lower temperature, around 48 to 60 degrees celsius than traditional sauna heaters, which are typically between 65 and 82 degrees celsius. Infrared sauna heaters have the same features as the others mentioned above when it comes to the result but with lower temperatures. It takes time to heat the sauna room with an infrared-based heater. Informational tip: It can remove approximately 20% of toxins and 80% of water. There is a huge difference in the detoxing that you can do with an infrared sauna (see here).

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How much does a sauna heater cost?

An infrared heater can be purchased for between 450 and 600 USD, while an electric heater costs 600 to 2700 USD, a gas heater is available for between 3000 and 4500 USD.

Also, when finding sauna heaters for sale it is easy to forget about the cost of operating your sauna every day using the sauna heater. Although the actual costs of running a sauna will vary depending on the sauna and its usage, you can get an idea of the overall costs. A sauna heater's electricity consumption is expressed in kilowatts per hour. The average price of electricity in the USA for a kilowatt-hour is 12 cents. Simply multiply the number of kilowatts used per hour by how long the sauna is being used. This will give you an estimate of the cost of the session. A simple rule is to multiply the kW (of the heater) with 0.75 (the percentage that heater consumes electricity) multiplied again by 0.12, the average price of electricity in the USA. Here is an example of a typical sauna session:

The total cost of operation = a * b * d

  1. where a is the kW (of the heater)
  2. where b is 0.75
  3. where d is 0.12

Pro tip: If you get a gas sauna heater there will be no need for the replacement of costly elements regularly relative to electric heaters and it is quicker to heat up.

An infrared heater can be purchased for between 450 and 600 USD, while an electric heater costs 600 to 2700 USD, a gas heater is available for between 3000 and 4500 USD.

Also, when finding sauna heaters for sale it is easy to forget about the cost of operating your sauna every day using the sauna heater. Although the actual costs of running a sauna will vary depending on the sauna and its usage, you can get an idea of the overall costs. A sauna heater's electricity consumption is expressed in kilowatts per hour. The average price of electricity in the USA for a kilowatt-hour is 12 cents. Simply multiply the number of kilowatts used per hour by how long the sauna is being used. This will give you an estimate of the cost of the session. A simple rule is to multiply the kW (of the heater) with 0.75 (the percentage that heater consumes electricity) multiplied again by 0.12, the average price of electricity in the USA. Here is an example of a typical sauna session:

The total cost of operation = a * b * d

  1. where a is the kW (of the heater)
  2. where b is 0.75
  3. where d is 0.12

Pro tip: If you get a gas sauna heater there will be no need for the replacement of costly elements regularly relative to electric heaters and it is quicker to heat up.

What size heater do I need for my sauna?

A sauna heater will need 1 kW in order to heat 50 cubic feet of space. This is an average rule. Saunas built outside or outdoor saunas may require a heater that is larger. For example, a sauna room measuring 6x7x7x7 feet should have a heater of 5 kW. (252 cubic feet divide by 50 = 5.04). Use the quick tips below to find the one you need:

  • Sauna room height should not exceed 7 feet.
  • For an interior sauna height 78" to 84" - use 1 kW per 45-47 cu ft.
  • For an Interior sauna height 84" to 96" - 1 kW per 40 cu ft.
  • If the sauna room's interior height is greater than 7, it will take more kW to heat it up.
  • You can stack more rocks on top of your gas stove by making a rack to contain them along the sides of the stove This will enable you to have more exposed and heated rocks.

 

sauna heaters for sale using our online guide. It shows you how to determine which sauna heater you need for your sauna room.

You can also reach out to us at info@saunas.com with your sauna dimensions to find out which wood-burning or gas or infrared or electric heaters will work best for your space.

You might also find it useful to check out our sauna planning guide as part of our user resources

 

A sauna heater will need 1 kW in order to heat 50 cubic feet of space. This is an average rule. Saunas built outside or outdoor saunas may require a heater that is larger. For example, a sauna room measuring 6x7x7x7 feet should have a heater of 5 kW. (252 cubic feet divide by 50 = 5.04). Use the quick tips below to find the one you need:

  • Sauna room height should not exceed 7 feet.
  • For an interior sauna height 78" to 84" - use 1 kW per 45-47 cu ft.
  • For an Interior sauna height 84" to 96" - 1 kW per 40 cu ft.
  • If the sauna room's interior height is greater than 7, it will take more kW to heat it up.
  • You can stack more rocks on top of your gas stove by making a rack to contain them along the sides of the stove This will enable you to have more exposed and heated rocks.

 

sauna heaters for sale using our online guide. It shows you how to determine which sauna heater you need for your sauna room.

You can also reach out to us at info@saunas.com with your sauna dimensions to find out which wood-burning or gas or infrared or electric heaters will work best for your space.

You might also find it useful to check out our sauna planning guide as part of our user resources

 

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